Abbotsford’s Jasmit Phulka (left) and Gurbaj Gill arrive at BC Children’s Hospital with a truckload of donated toys. (@JPhulka74 Instagram)

Abbotsford’s Jasmit Phulka (left) and Gurbaj Gill arrive at BC Children’s Hospital with a truckload of donated toys. (@JPhulka74 Instagram)

Abbotsford wrestler’s holiday toy drive raises over $20,000

Olympic hopeful Jasmit Singh Phulka helps out Canuck Place and Children’s Hospital for holidays

Abbotsford wrestler Jasmit Singh Phulka and realtor Gurbaj Gill’s second annual Holiday Toy Drive crushed its goals for 2021 and raised over $20,000 in cash and toys.

Phulka revealed online that the event, which ran from Dec. 6 to 19, saw $12,450 in cash donated directly to Abbotsford’s Canuck Place children’s hospice and $7,900 in toys were donated to the BC Children’s Hospital.

Phulka said he’s thrilled with the totals for 2021.

“I want to thank everyone who donated online and dropped off toys for their overwhelming support,” he said. “I would like to also thank this year’s toy drive partner Gurbaj Gill for going above and beyond in gathering donations. We were able to successfully crush last year’s toy drive total and I am truly so proud of everyone in the community who came together for this great cause.”

The Olympic hopeful wrestler helped raise over $13,000 in cash and toy donations in the event’s inaugural year in 2020. This was the first year that Abbotsford’s Canuck Place children’s hospice was a beneficiary.

The grappler will be continuing his journey to qualify for the Paris 2024 Summer Olympics in the coming years.

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Abbotsford’s Jasmit Phulka (left) and Gurbaj Gill arrive at Dave Lede House with a significant cheque from donations. (@JPhulka74 Instagram)

Abbotsford’s Jasmit Phulka (left) and Gurbaj Gill arrive at Dave Lede House with a significant cheque from donations. (@JPhulka74 Instagram)

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