GTSAAB Joins with UGA SAAB for Toy Drive

Nov. 5, 2003

The Georgia Tech Student-Athlete Advisory Board, in conjunction with the University of Georgia Student-Athlete Advisory Board, will hold the third annual Michael Isenhour Memorial Toy Drive at the Nov. 29 Tech-Georgia football game at Bobby Dodd Stadium/Grant Field.

All fans attending the football game on the Tech campus are asked to bring a new, unwrapped toy. Members of the Georgia Tech Student-Athlete Advisory Board (GTSAAB), with assistance from the Georgia SAAB, will be at all gates to collect the donated toys.

Toys will be distributed to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta to benefit children with cancer. Fans are encouraged to donate positive, non-violent toys.

All fans who donate a toy will receive a voucher that can be redeemed for a $5 ticket to selected Georgia Tech men’s basketball games.

“We are very pleased to have our counterparts at the University of Georgia work with us for this great cause,” said Amy Dock, Yellow Jacket cross country runner and President of the Tech Student-Athlete Advisory Board (GTSAAB). “On the field, the rivalry between Tech and Georgia is fierce, but off the field, we all want to work together to give back to the community, and we invite the fans of both schools to join us.”

The Tech SAAB sponsors the annual Toy Drive in memory of Michael Isenhour, the Tech basketball letterman and SAAB member who died in 2002 following a nine-month battle with leukemia. Despite his illness, Isenhour worked to organize the SAAB’s first toy drive in 2001 for the benefit of children who were affected by the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

The Tech SAAB will assist with a similar service project on the Georgia campus as the Georgia SAAB collects winter coats and jackets for the needy at the Tech-Georgia men’s basketball game on Jan. 3, 2004 at the Georgia Coliseum in Athens.

For more information on the Georgia Tech Student-Athlete Advisory Board or the Michael Isenhour Memorial Toy Drive, please call 404.894.1069.

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