‘A little bit of cheer:’ Miami Dolphins RB Raheem Mostert hosts toy giveaway in New Smyrna Beach

‘It was important for me to come back and what better way than to go back to your roots,” Mostert says

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. – Miami Dolphins running back Raheem Mostert is giving away toys to children on Tuesday in New Smyrna Beach.

Mostert handed out toys at 214 Sams Ave., the City Commission Annex.

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“With COVID a couple of years ago, some people haven’t been able to bounce back to then having catastrophic events like the hurricanes. That’s mainly the reason I decided to do something like this,” Mostert said.

He said it was important to him to go back to his roots and give back to the community.

“The toy drive effort is on behalf of his Raheem Mostert Waves of Success Foundation, recently founded with wife Devon Mostert, to provide youth opportunities through scholarships, programming, and real-life experiences,” a release said.

Mostert, a native of New Smyrna Beach, was honored by the city on Feb. 2, 2020, with officials declaring it as as “Raheem Mostert Day” because he was playing in the Super Bowl that day with the San Francisco 49ers.

“You need a little bit of cheer, a little bit of holiday spirit and what better way than to give to those that are less fortunate or even going through some struggles,” he said.

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Brenda Argueta is a digital journalist who joined ClickOrlando.com in March 2021. She graduated from UCF and returned to Central Florida after working in Colorado.