Toys For Tots To Be Collected at Wyoming Basketball and Football Games on Saturday

Nov. 20, 2014

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

Albany County Toys For Tots

With the Holiday season approaching, the University of Wyoming Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) and the Laramie Detachment #777 of the Marine Corps League will team up to collect Toys For Tots at two separate UW Athletic events this weekend. New unwrapped toys, checks or cash may be donated at the Cowboy Basketball game versus Colorado on Saturday afternoon and at the Cowboy Football game versus Boise State on Saturday night.

Toys For Tots is a program that has been coordinated for years by the United States Marine Corps Reserve. All toys donated at this week's games will remain in Albany County. Monetary donations will be used to purchase additional toys and wrap those toys for children in Albany County.

Toys donated need to be new and unwrapped. Financial donations may be made by cash or check. Checks may be made out to: Marine Toys For Tots Foundation.

UW student-athletes and spirit squad members will be stationed at entrances around the Arena-Auditorium upon opening of gates at 3 p.m. to accept donations. Saturday's Wyoming-Colorado basketball game will tip off at 4 p.m.

Cowboy and Cowgirl student-athletes and spirit squad members will also be collecting donations at War Memorial Stadium beginning at 6:15 p.m. Kickoff for the Wyoming-Boise State football game is set for 8:15 p.m.

The UW Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) distributes the toys to children at the annual SAAC Holiday Carnival in December.

Last year, Toys For Tots in Albany County raised over $4,500 and collected 130 toys for families in Albany County.