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Tech Student-Athletes Extend Toy Drive After Huge Success This Past Weekend

Oct. 31, 2006

ATLANTA – Collecting more than $3000 and over 1,000 toys, the sixth-annual Michael Isenhour Toy Drive, which was held during the Georgia Tech-Miami football game on October 28 was a “huge success and a lot of fun,” said Georgia Tech Student Athlete Advisory Board president Kristina Hull.

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“We were worried about the turnout, since the date was so early this year, but our fans rose to the challenge,” added Hull.

The Georgia Tech Student-Athlete Advisory Board teamed with the United States Marines’ Toys for Tots Program to collect 1,085 toys and $3307.05 this past weekend, which doubled the amount of donations from the Toy Drive a year ago.

The project was such a great success that the Student-Athlete Advisory Board has elected to continue the efforts during basketball season.

“We were approached by one of Michael’s former teammates, Robert Brooks, who is now a Marine, to help with Toys for Tots, so it is fitting that we extend the collection to the basketball games, which fall during the holiday season,” said Rob Skinner, advisor to the Georgia Tech Student-Athlete Advisory Board.

The Toy Drive will continue at the gates of the November 28th men’s basketball game against Penn State and will also take place during the December 3rd women’s hoops game versus arch-rival Georgia.

Georgia Tech student-athletes, along with members of the United States Marine Corps will be on-hand to collect new, unwrapped toys at all gates of Alexander Memorial Coliseum Nov. 28 and Dec. 3. Fans may also make monetary donations to the cause.

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