- December 24, 2004
- By John Rutledge
|University of Mary Hardin-Baylor students Jason Moore, Dustin Swaim and Jesse Holmes participate in a toy drive.
UMHB students collect toys
Braving the cold and the wind, members of the Sader Sports Medicine Association held their final push for toys by providing a drive-thru drop-off at the Andersen Field House at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor.
All the toys being collected by the group will go to the U.S. Marine Corps, which holds an annual toy drive county-wide in Bell County. According to the group's sponsor, Trevor Swift, this is a relatively new organization on campus, just formed in 2000, but they have exceeded other organizations in delivering toys for the annual drive.
"We were the most per location last year, and we have already collected more this year than last year, in fact, we filled our third drop box today," said Swift.
The 20 students involved in the organization this year are primarily exercise and sports science majors. Many of them want to go into sports medicine. This was the first year for junior Jesse Holmes to be involved in the drive.
"It's good to see people come out and bring toys. I've been surprised to see so many toys, and it's always nice to help someone out," said Holmes.