Source: Spin Master

Spin Master Corp. is teaming up with Boys & Girls Clubs of America.

The toy and entertainment company is pledging $275,000 to the nonprofit organization to enhance and advance its national arts program under which select clubs will expand their offerings to include more arts-enhanced and arts-integrated programs and experiences. Additionally, Spin Master will make staff available for volunteer work and mentorship opportunities.

“At Spin Master, we believe that every child should have the opportunity to learn, grow and explore through play and creativity,” says Tammy Smitham, vice president of communications and corporate citizenship. “Boys & Girls Clubs of America is focused on providing opportunities for youth and empowering them to reach their full potential and we are excited to support them in the expansion and enrichment of these arts-based programs.”


Spin Master says that its donation is funded in part by proceeds from the sales of its new Artist Spotlight Series puzzles.

The puzzles are designed to highlight diverse artists from underrepresented communities.

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James Zahn

James Zahn

James Zahn, AKA The Rock Father, is Editor-in-Chief of The Toy Book, a Senior Editor at The Toy Insider and The Pop Insider, and Editor of The Toy Report, The Toy Book‘s weekly industry newsletter. As a pop culture and toy industry expert, Zahn has appeared as a panelist and guest at events including Comic-Con International: San Diego (SDCC) Wizard World Chicago, and the ASTRA Marketplace & Academy. Zahn has more than 30 years of experience in the entertainment, retail, and publishing industries, and is frequently called upon to offer expert commentary for publications such as Forbes, Marketwatch, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, USA Today, Reuters, the Washington Post, and more. James has appeared on History Channel’s Modern Marvels, was interviewed by Larry King and Anderson Cooper, and has been seen on Yahoo! Finance, CNN, CNBC, FOX Business, NBC, ABC, CBS, WGN, The CW, and more. Zahn joined the Adventure Media & Events family in 2016, initially serving as a member of the Parent Advisory Board after penning articles for the Netflix Stream Team, Fandango Family, PBS KIDS, Sprout Parents (now Universal Kids), PopSugar, and Chicago Parent. He eventually joined the company full time as a Senior Editor and moved up the ranks to Deputy Editor and Editor-in-Chief.