Binghamton Senators players traded in their sticks and skates to serve up spaghetti and sauce Wednesday night.
The team acted as servers at Little Venice in Binghamton yesterday to raise money and toy donations for Broome County Toys for Tots.
Players mingled with families, signed autographs, took photos and served up dinner and dessert.
Fans that brought a new, unwrapped toy received a spaghetti and meatball dinner with a salad and soda for $10.99.
Right Winger Buddy Robinson says giving back to the community as well as needy children is a win-win.
“It’s great, it’s a great feeling. We have a lot toys for kids that are less fortunate so the people that come in here that support us come out to support the less fortunate too. It’s great to see, and anything that we can do is great,” said Robinson.
Toys for Tots provides Christmas gifts for over 3,000 children in Broome County.
Robinson said he was overwhelmed by the number of toys that were donated.
He said some players had trouble remembering orders and they should stick to playing hockey.