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Henderson to host Toys for Tots event at Sunday's game

The first 100 fans to denote a new unwrapped toy at Sunday's 76ers vs. Brooklyn Nets game at the Wells Fargo Center will receive an autographed picture of Gerald Henderson.

The Sixers shooting guard is hosting the toy drive for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots. The donations will be accepted at the Broad Street Atrium collection location between 4:30 p.m. and the end of the first quarter.

"I love kids, man," Henderson said of hosting the event. "I've always had gifts under the tree when I was growing up. And I feel like every kid should have that. That's part of their upbringing, man. So there's nothing to put together and little toy drive just to help some kids out, so they can open something up for Christmas."

Henderson signed a free-agent deal with the Sixers this summer after previous stops with the Portland Trail Blazers and Charlotte Bobcats/Hornets. This is the first time the former Episcopal Academy standout is hosting such event.

"I know the city," he said. "I'm part of the people here. I just want to help out the best way I can."

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