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    Oct. 16, 2008

    The University of Connecticut Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) will be holding a "Winter Wear Drive" on Saturday, November 1 at the UConn vs. West Virginia football game at Rentschler Field in East Hartford.

    Fans are asked to bring gently used coats of all sizes and other winter gear items such as hats, scarves and gloves to the event. Student-athletes from several different teams will be volunteering their time to help collect the winter wear items.

    The collected items at this year's game will be distributed to charities across Connecticut. Those charities include the Salvation Army of Willimantic, Cornerstone Foundation in Rockville, the Windham Area Interfaith Ministry and the Manchester Area Council of Churches.

    The SAAC will also sponsor a food drive on Tuesday, Nov. 11 at the men's ice hockey game vs. Yale, on Friday, Nov. 14 at the men's basketball game vs. Western Carolina at Gampel Pavilion and on Sunday, Nov. 16 at the women's basketball game vs. Georgia Tech at Gampel Pavilion.

    Patrons are asked to bring non-perishable food items to those games to benefit the Covenant Soup Kitchen in Willimantic.

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