Athletes Participate in Toy Drive

In the spirit of giving and community service during the Christmas season, the Athletics Department partnered with Restoration Ministries in Harvey, Illinois and conducted a toy drive. The student-athletes responded in an overwhelming way and donated dozens of toys.

Each team decided their own method of collecting the items from individual athletes each buying a toy, athletes and teams shopping together, or teams donating funds to purchase toys. Overall the collection resulted in boxes and boxes of toys that included games, dolls, balls, crafts, stuffed animals, action figures, and much more.

Restoration Ministries used the toys in their Christmas Toy Store that is designated to help families who would otherwise struggle to give their children Christmas presents. They designated a day in which community members came to the ministry center to shop for and purchase the toys.