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Tennessee Athletics and the Mission of Hope will team up Tuesday, Dec. 1 to collect toys for this year’s Mission of Hope Toy Drive. Fans that donate a new toy will receive free admission to the match-up against George Washington. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. at Thompson-Boling Arena.

“Our fans are always so giving this time of year,” Women’s Athletic Director Joan Cronan said. “It’s such a great feeling to be part of something that positively affects so many people in our area.”

Collection bins will be located at the Thompson-Boling Arena Ticket Office as well as the northwest and northeast gates beginning at 5:30 p.m. tomorrow. Suggested items include sports balls and equipment, action figure sets, fashion doll sets, arts & crafts sets, hand-held games for children ages 10-14.

Members of the Tennessee Athletic Department and the Mission of Hope will be at collection sites accepting toy donations. Gates will open at 6 p.m. For more information call 974-4114.

About Mission of Hope

The Mission of Hope is a nonprofit organization that serves and assists children and families in dire need throughout numerous distressed communities in rural Appalachia. The group has several ministries include Christmas and back-to-school campaigns, health care events and construction and resource ministries.