21st edition of the Isenhour toy drive for Saturday – Athletics – Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

THE APARTMENTS –The Georgia Tech Student Athlete Advisory Council (SAAB) will hold its 21st-Annual Michael Isenhour Toy Drive during Saturday’s football game against big rival Georgia (noon – Bobby Dodd Stadium).

Fans are invited to bring in donations of new, unwrapped toys for children of all ages to Saturday’s game. Monetary donations are also accepted (customers wishing to make a monetary donation are asked to make checks payable to “Georgia Tech Athletic Association”). Georgia Tech student-athletes and members of the Georgia Tech Gamma Eta Chapter of the Alpha Xi Delta Sorority will be stationed at all gates of Bobby Dodd Stadium from 10 a.m. until kick-off to collect donations.

For fans who wish to donate but cannot 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) the weeks November 29 through December 31. 3 and 6-10 Dec. (8 am-5pm, Monday to Friday).

Toys and cash donations collected will be delivered to local children’s charities on December 13, with the Atlanta Children’s Shelter being the primary beneficiary.

VIDEO: 2019 Michael Isenhour Toy Drive

Isenhour Toy Drive was founded in 2001 by Georgia Tech male basketball student-athlete Michael Isenhour, whose inspiration was to help families affected by the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. leukemia when he started the toy drive, lost his battle with disease in 2002. SAAB renamed the toy drive in his honor to create a lasting legacy in memory of their fellow student-athlete.

Each year, the Michael Isenhour Toy Drive has produced record donations. The goals for this year are 2,500 toys and $ 10,000 in monetary donations.

The Isenhour Toy Drive returns to its traditional form in 2021 after SAAB participated by filling out contactless wishlists in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Alpha Xi Delta is supporting this year’s Isenhour toy drive as part of its Kindly Hearts campaign to benefit K-12 children in need. In addition to helping with Saturday’s efforts, Alpha Xi Delta has been instrumental in fundraising and collecting toys through other campus organizations and events. Alpha Xi Delta has a long history of supporting Georgia Tech athletics. Mewborn Field, home of Georgia Tech softball, is named after Shirley Clements Mewborn, founding member of the Gamma Eta chapter.

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