Little Jerry Tarkanian suffered an ischemic stroke April 17th, 2015 at the age of 5. Because of quick medical attention and with an outpouring of love, thoughts and prayers from so many of you in our community, Jerry has made an amazing recovery. His mom & dad, Amy and Danny Tarkanian, are raising awareness, not just about pediatric stroke but that strokes can happen at any age. His Papa was the late Naismith Hall of Fame Basketball Coach, Jerry Tarkanian Sr., and he too suffered from strokes. A stroke can occur at ANY age, and quick medical attention can be critical.
To help spread this message and encourage people to talk with their doctors about early warning signs, Tark Toy Drive is collecting NEW stuffed toys for kids in hospitals suffering from strokes, injuries or any illnesses.
The Tark Toy Drive wants to put a smile on each child’s face to help them ease their road to recovery.
Tark Toy Drive
Making Kids Smile
1st Delivery to Children's Hospital of Nevada UMC - June 9, 2015
Our first Tark Toy Drive delivery was June 9, 2015. Jerry helped deliver toys to all the kids recovering at the Children’s Hospital of Nevada UMC.
Fresno State UNLV Men's Basketball Game
February 6th, 2016
In honor of the late Jerry Tarkanian, Tark Toy Drive collected donated toys at the Fresno State/UNLV Men’s Basketball Game on February 6th, 2016. The toys were donated to Valley Children’s Hospital.
- Family holds toy drive in honor of Jerry Tarkanian
- Toy drive in honor of late Jerry Tarkanian at Save Mart Center
- Interview with George Takata Ch 24 leading up to the Fresno State Men’s Basketball Tark Toy Drive
- Interview with Ralph Wood Ch 26 leading up to the Fresno State Men’s Basketball Tark Toy Drive
Runnin' Rebels vs. Nevada, Reno Men's Basketball Game
February 20th, 2016
UNLV fans brought new stuffed toys to the Runnin’ Rebel game vs. Nevada, Reno, on Saturday, Feb. 20. The donated toys were delivered by Tark Toy Drive to Children’s Hospital of Nevada UMC.
Toy Delivery to Children's Hospital of Nevada UMC
April 15, 2016
On April 15, 2016 we collected toys from our Las Vegas donation box locations at Smith’s Grocery, Tarkanian Basketball Academy, and Storage West, and then delivered them to Children’s Hospital of Nevada UMC.
Toy Delivery to Valley Children's Hospital
April 22, 2016
On April 22, 2016 we delivered toys to Valley Children’s Hospital in Madera, CA.