Troy University teams up with Toys for Tots
Published 3:00 am Thursday, November 27, 2014
In light of the Christmas season quickly approaching, Troy University and Troy football will be taking toy donations in partnership with The Marines Toys for Tots Foundation in the Trojans’ season finale against UL-Lafayette on Saturday.
Fans who bring a new and unwrapped toy to the game will receive a free general admission ticket
“Troy will have a special collection area at Gate 1 in the south end zone where fans can bring the toys.” the university said in a press release.
The Marines Toys for Tots Foundation is a non-profit organization authorized by the US Marines Corps and the Department of Defense. The program looks to provide fundraising and other necessary support for the annual US Marines Toys for Tots Program, which takes place every Christmas season.
The program aims to provide joy and a message of hope to less fortunate children through the gift of a new toy or book during Christmas holiday season.
Fans should be sure to arrive to the game early Saturday as head coach Larry Blakeney, who announced his retirement earlier this season, will be honored before the game.
Seniors will also receive recognition before the game Saturday with senior day ceremonies.
The game will air on ESPN3 and is set to kickoff at 11:30 a.m.