Dec. 11: UD men's basketball team announces toy drive


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2:37 p.m., Dec. 6, 2010----The University of Delaware men's basketball team will hold a holiday toy drive prior to the Blue Hens' home game against Delaware State University at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 11, at the Bob Carpenter Center.

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Fans are encouraged to donate a new, unwrapped, non-violent toy for boys and girls ages 4-12. All who donate will receive a complimentary ticket to a future men's basketball game.

Toys that are received will be donated to children at the Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington during the holiday season.

Suggested toys for fans to donate can include: Children's books (nursery rhymes, stories) coloring books and crayons, toy trucks, building blocks, activity blankets, musical toys, puzzles, board games, stuffed animals, push and pull toys, dolls, Legos, play make-up, costume jewelry, drawing sets, model sets, CDs and DVDs, and sports team clothing and memorabilia.

Popular theme ideas include: Disney, Dora the Explorer, Sesame Street, Winnie the Pooh, Leap Frog, Lego, Barbie, Raggedy Ann, Strawberry Shortcake, Crayola, Tonka, Transformers, Spiderman, Superman, Hannah Montana and Star Wars.

The Blue Hens are off to a 3-2 start to open the season following a 75-67 victory over Old Dominion University in a Colonial Athletic Association contest played Saturday night at the Bob Carpenter Center.

The Hens will travel to Hampton University on Wednesday, Dec. 8, before returning home for Saturday's game against Delaware State in a renewal of the Route 1 Rivalry.

To follow the team, go to UD's athletics website.