by JDC Security Systems Inc. and Toyota Motor Sales.
Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Adam Maciel said his unit, which is based
in Encino, collects and distributes toys to children from low-income
families throughout the San Fernando Valley each holiday season.
"Not everyone is as well off as other people, and kids don't
always understand why a friend might get a toy and they didn't,"
Maciel said. "We want to help those kids."
Roger Cusumano, president of the Cusumano Group and a three-year
participant in the tournament, said he is proud to be a part of the
"A wonderful bunch of people put in a lot of time to help the less
fortunate," Cusumano said. "It shows that the spirit of giving is
really strong [in Burbank]."
First-time participant Clay Crolius agreed, saying that the point
of the tournament isn't winning.
"So far, [my game] has been up and down -- a few good shots here
and a few bad shots there," said Crolius, an accountant for Warner
Bros. "But we're all just out here to have fun and support a good