Celebrate TOTY and Support The Toy Foundation this Fall in Dallas

Toy of the Year Awards & Opening Night Party to Take Place September 20th

May 24, 2022 | As the toy community prepares to gather in-person at The Toy Association’s 2023 Preview & 2022 Holiday Market, The Toy Foundation is inviting everyone to kick-off the marketplace with a night to remember: The Toy Foundation’s Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards and Opening Night Party, taking place on day one of the show, September 20, at the Grand Pavilion Trade Mart Building in the Dallas Market Center.

It will be an exciting evening to network, celebrate, and support The Toy Foundation’s (TTF) programs benefiting children in need. Tickets will be available online starting June 1.

“Help us deliver the power of play!” said Pamela Mastrota, executive director of The Toy Foundation. “Each contribution, whether it’s through purchasing a ticket, submitting a TOTY nomination, or pledging a donation, helps a child experience comfort, joy, and the extraordinary benefits of play.”

The evening will kick off at 4:30 p.m. with the unveiling of the TOTY category winners, giving the audience an inside look at the hottest toys on shelf for the holiday season.

TTF will also share its impactful initiatives to bring the power of play to children in need. At the essential fundraising event, attendees will hear from local partners about the Play Grants program which brings play resources to children’s hospital settings, including at locally based Baylor Scott & White Children’s Medical Center, and the industry’s collective participation in The Toy Bank to delivery toys to children nationwide and around the world.

The celebration will continue at the annual Opening Night Party, where guests can mingle and network with industry friends and colleagues. Prepare for a festive night of networking, specialty drinks, food, and fun, thanks to the generosity of the Dallas Market Center.

“The TOTY Awards and Opening Night Party in Dallas will be an evening of celebrations and an exciting return to in-person industry events for many!” said Kimberly Carcone, senior vice president of global market events at The Toy Association. “We look forward to bringing everyone together to reconnect, network, and honor the hottest toys of the holiday season. The three-day marketplace will also provide a sneak peek at what’s coming down the pipeline for 2023. It’s a not-to-be-missed opportunity for everyone in the business of toys, play, and youth entertainment!”

Additional details about the TOTY Awards and Opening Night Party, including ticket sales, can be found at TOTYAwards.org.

The Toy Association’s Preview & Holiday Market opens on September 20 and continues through the 22nd. For complete details about the 2023 Preview & 2022 Holiday Market, visit ToyAssociation.org/PreviewMarket.