Argos’ DB Alden Darby donates 100 turkeys to those in need for Thanksgiving

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Toronto Argonauts’ defensive back Alden Darby and his partner Annabelle Hayes have donated 100 turkeys to help support those in need this Thanksgiving.

50 turkeys were delivered to the Toronto Council Fire Native Cultural Centre Friday, October 9. Alden and Annabelle were on site to help with the delivery. The remaining 50 turkeys will be donated to various organizations still in need in Toronto.

“Giving back to our local community is something that means a lot to Annabelle and myself,” Darby, a Californian who resides in Toronto during the off-season, said.

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After signing with the Argos in July 2017, Darby has played all three of his CFL seasons for the double blue, notching 137 tackles, eight interceptions, scoring three defensive touchdowns and one sack inn 43 games. Even though the 28-year-old isn’t on the field in 2020, he wants to give back to the community.

“So many people are going through tough times right now and we feel it’s only right to help any way that we can,” Darby said.

The Toronto Council Fire Native Cultural Centre is an autonomous, vibrant cultural centre that involves and serves the Indigenous community with confidence for and commitment to their well-being. They provide counselling, material assistance, and other direct services to First Nations people, as well as encourage and enhance spiritual and personal growth.