Student-Athlete Advisory Committee Toy Drive to Benefit Shriners Hospital for Children in Springfield

November 30, 2012 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
December 1, 2012 1:00 pm-3:00 pm
December 7—December 8, 2012 6:00 pm-8:00 pm

Mullins Center

UMass Amherst Campus

Handicap access available
Contact:
Pete Montague
413-545-3186

The UMass Student-Athlete Advisory Committee is conducting a toy drive at the December 1 men's basketball game, and at the November 30, December 7, and December 8 ice hockey games. We are accepting new, unwrapped toys for children through age 18 inside the entrances of the Mullins Center to benefit Shriners Hospital for Children in Springfield, MA.

UMass student-athletes and the community have contributed hundreds of toys over the past several years, and we are hoping for another good effort this year. We need to avoid toys made of latex and foam for allergy purposes. Some of the children seem to favor interactive toys, particularly ones that light up or make sounds.

Thank you in advance for your generosity and enjoy the games.


Directions:

From the North: Route 91 South to Exit 25 - At the end of the ramp turn left and follow the road to the intersection - turn right onto Routes 5 & 10 South - go 1 mile, then left onto 116 South, then eight miles to UMass exit - Left at the end of the ramp onto Massachusetts Avenue. Take left at second set of lights and follow directions for parking.

From the South: Route 91 North to Exit 19 (Northampton/Amherst) - Right onto Route 9 and go approximately five miles. Take a left onto Route 116 North (across from Staples) and follow for one mile to UMass exit. Take a right off the ramp on to Massachusetts Avenue. Take left at second set of lights and follow directions for parking.

From the East: Mass Pike (Route 90) West to Exit 4 (West Springfield) onto Route 91 North to Exit 19 (Northampton/Amherst) - Right onto Route 9 and go approximately five miles. Take a left onto Route 116 North (across from Staples) and follow for one mile to UMass exit. Take a right off the ramp on to Massachusetts Avenue. Take left at second set of lights and follow directions for parking.

From the West: Mass Pike (Route 90) East to Exit 4 (West Springfield) onto Route 91 North to Exit 19 (Northampton/Amherst) - Right onto Route 9 and go approximately five miles. Take a left onto Route 116 North (across from Staples) and follow for one mile to UMass exit. Take a right off the ramp on to Massachusetts Avenue. Take left at second set of lights and follow directions for parking.