Georgia Tech Kicks Off 16th Annual Michael Isenhour Toy Drive
The Georgia Tech Student-Athlete Advisory Board will hold the 16th annual Michael Isenhour Toy Drive during the Georgia Tech football, men’s basketball, women’s basketball and women’s volleyball games this weekend, Nov. 18-20.
Fan are asked to donate new, unwrapped toys for any age. Monetary donations will also be accepted. If patrons wish to make a monetary donation, please make checks payable to “Georgia Tech Athletic Association”.
Georgia Tech student-athletes will be on site at all four contests this weekend to help collect the donations and collection bins will be staged at several entrances to each facility.
November 18 – Women’s Volleyball vs. Louisville | 7 p.m.
Men’s Basketball vs. Ohio | 8 p.m.
November 19 – Football vs. Virginia | 12:30 p.m.
November 20 – Women’s Basketball vs. Georgia | 2p.m.
For fans that wish to donate a toy, but are unable to attend any event this weekend, collection bins will be available in the Edge Athletic Center until December 9, Monday-Friday during business hours.
The toys collected will be delivered to the Atlanta Children’s Shelter which provides childcare for homeless families. The Atlanta Children’s Shelter was founded in 1986 and is dedicated to helping families overcome the issues that contribute to homelessness.
The toy drive was founded by former men’s basketball player Michael Isenhour following 9/11 in an effort to assist families impacted by the events. The toy drive began in 2001 as Isenhour was battling leukemia. The Georgia Tech Student- Athlete Advisory Board renamed it the Michael Isenhour Toy Drive to create an ongoing legacy to their fellow student-athlete, who lost his battle to cancer in 2002.