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SAAC To Sponsor Book Drive At Basketball Games On February 11 And 15

Feb. 6, 2009

The University of Connecticut Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) will be sponsoring a Book Drive at the Wednesday, Feb. 11, men's basketball game vs. Syracuse and the Sunday, Feb. 15, women's basketball game vs. Pittsburgh. Both games will be played on campus at the Harry A. Gampel Pavilion.

The UConn SAAC invites all patrons planning to attend those games to bring "gently used" children's books from their collection. The books will be donated to the Burgdorf Health Center in Hartford.

Students from UConn donate their time to read with the children as they wait for appointments at the Burgdorf Health Center -- which is operated by Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center and the University of Connecticut Schools of Medicine and Dentistry. After their appointment, children are then given the book to take home with them.