Laramie, Wyo. (Nov. 17, 2016) – 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 four separate UW Athletic events this Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 19 and 20. New unwrapped toys, checks or cash may be donated.
Toys For Tots collection will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday with a booth located at Tailgate Alley in the Ford Stadium Lot on the northeast side of War Memorial Stadium. There will also be collection points at the gates entering the stadium. Saturday’s football game versus San Diego State is scheduled to kick off at 1:30 p.m. SAAC members will also be collecting in the Arena-Auditorium leading up to the tip off of the men’s basketball game against South Dakota State at 7 p.m.
On Sunday, fans may donate at the women’s basketball game vs. Cal State Fullerton that tips off at 1 p.m. in the Arena-Auditorium and at the wrestling match vs. Nebraska at 3:30 p.m. in the UniWyo Sports Complex.
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.
Toys donated need to be new and unwrapped. Financial donations may also be made by cash or check. Checks may be made out to: Marine Toys For Tots Foundation.
Last year, Toys For Tots raised over $4,000 for families in Albany County.
For more information on the Albany County Toys For Tots program, go to: http://laramie-wy.toysfortots.org/local-coordinator-sites/lco-sites/default.aspx