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Michael Isenhour Toy Drive Set for Saturday

THE FLATS – Georgia Tech’s Student-Athlete Advisory Board (SAAB) kicks off the 23rd-annual Michael Isenhour Toy Drive on Saturday, Nov. 25. Toy donations will be accepted at Saturday’s football game vs. Georgia (7:30 p.m. – Bobby Dodd Stadium at Hyundai Field).

Benefitting the Atlanta Children’s Shelter, fans are asked to bring donations of new, unwrapped toys for children of all ages. Georgia Tech student-athletes, along with members of Alpha Xi Delta, will be stationed at select stadium gates and Helluva Block Party on North Avenue from 3:30 p.m. until kickoff on Saturday.

Toys can be dropped off at the starred locations from 3:30 p.m. until kickoff on Saturday, Nov. 25

 

Monetary donations can be made digitally this year, directly at the Atlanta Children’s Shelter donation page, which is linked here. Cash and checks will not be accepted at the gates or Helluva Block Party on Saturday, but student-athletes and Alpha Xi Delta will have flyers on hand with a QR code directing fans to the online donation page.

For fans that wish to make a donation but are unable to attend Saturday’s game, collection bins will be available in the main lobby of the Edge Center (corner of Bobby Dodd Way and Techwood Drive) for the remainder of the month. The collection ends Friday, Dec. 2.

Toys for donation may also be shipped to Georgia Tech at the following address:

Georgia Tech Athletic Association
Attn: Kevin Cone – Michael Isenhour Toy Drive
150 Bobby Dodd Way NW
Atlanta, Ga. 30332

The Michael Isenhour Toy Drive was founded in 2001 by Georgia Tech men’s basketball student-athlete Michael Isenhour, whose inspiration was to assist families impacted by the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Isenhour, who was battling leukemia when he started the toy drive, lost his battle with the disease in 2002. SAAB renamed the toy drive in his honor to create an enduring legacy in memory of their fellow student-athlete.

The Atlanta Children’s Shelter (ACS) was founded in 1986 with a mission to break the cycle of generational poverty for families facing homelessness by building pathways to long-term self-sufficiency by providing quality early childhood education. All families served at ACS live in poverty and have young children under the age of 6. Donations made by Georgia Tech fans help enhance ACS’ annual “Holiday House” event.

Competitive Drive Initiative Turn 2

Looking to build on the success of last year’s Competitive Drive Initiative, Georgia Tech, the Georgia Tech Foundation and Georgia Tech athletics are partnering once again to launch Competitive Drive Initiative Turn 2. CDI Turn 2 has a goal of raising $2.5 million in new gifts to the Alexander-Tharpe Fund’s Athletic Scholarship Fund by Dec. 31, and Georgia Tech and the Georgia Tech Foundation will match eligible gifts to accelerate the impact for Tech athletics. Like last year, not only will gifts to CDI Turn 2 be matched, but so will the contributor’s benefits in the way of A-T Fund giving levels and priority points. To learn more and contribute online, visit atfund.org/turn2.

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