Nov. 5, 2008
The University of Connecticut Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) and the Division of Athletics would like to thank all fans that donated items to the "Winter Wear Drive" at last Saturday's football game at Rentschler Field.
More than 1,200 coats were donated as part of the drive -- a record number in the history of this event.
The items were given to the Windham Area Interfaith Ministry and the Manchester Area Council of Churches and will be put to good use as the winter months are ahead of us.
The SAAC will next 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.