THE FLATS - The Georgia Tech Student-Athlete Advisory Board (SAAB) kicks off its 17th-annual Michael Isenhour Toy Drive on Saturday when Georgia Tech football hosts archrival Georgia at Bobby Dodd Stadium.
Fans are asked to bring new, unwrapped toys for children of all ages to donate. Monetary donations are also accepted (patrons wishing to make a monetary donation are asked to please make checks payable to “Georgia Tech Athletic Association”). Georgia Tech student-athletes will be stationed at all Bobby Dodd Stadium gates to collect donations prior to Saturday’s noon game versus Georgia.
Donations will also be collected at Georgia Tech’s men’s basketball contest versus Northwestern on Tuesday, Nov. 28 (7 p.m. – McCamish Pavilion). For fans that wish to make a donation but are unable to attend either event, collection bins will be available in the Edge Athletic Center from Monday, Nov. 27 until Friday, Dec. 8 (donations can be made 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday).
Toys and monetary donations that are collected will be delivered to local children’s charities on Sunday, Dec. 10, with the Atlanta Children’s Shelter serving as the primary beneficiary.
The toy drive was founded in 2001 by Georgia Tech men’s basketball student-athlete Michael Isenhour, whose inspiration was to assist families impacted by 9/11. 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 in order to create an enduring legacy in memory of their fellow student-athlete.
Each year, the Michael Isenhour Toy Drive has produced record donations. This year’s goals are 2,500 toys and $10,000 in monetary donations.
Primarily benefitting Atlanta Children’s Shelter
New, unwrapped toys and monetary donations (make checks payable to Georgia Tech Athletic Association) will be collected by the Georgia Tech Student-Athlete Advisory Board at the following:
Georgia Tech football vs. Georgia – Saturday, Nov. 25 – Noon – Bobby Dodd Stadium
Georgia Tech men’s basketball vs. Northwestern – Tuesday, Nov. 28 – 7 p.m. – McCamish Pavilion Edge Athletic Center (150 Bobby Dodd Way) – Monday, Nov. 27-Friday, Dec. 8 (8 a.m-5 p.m., Monday-Friday)