UNCG Athletics Raised Over $3200 For Fox 8 Gifts For Kids
GREENSBORO, N.C. – The UNCG athletic department raised over $3200 for the Fox 8 Gifts For Kids campaign that assists families in the Piedmont area during the holiday season. UNCG and FOX8 have been teaming up for over 15 years for this community service campaign which focuses on the power of small donations from UNCG fans and the surrounding community.
Donations came from student-athlete and staff contributions, UNCG community donations from on-campus collections and Greensboro community donations at UNCG basketball games. Additionally, a portion of the proceeds from ticket sales of the UNCG vs. N.C. A&T men’s basketball game Nov. 28th, were donated to the campaign.
"Being involved in Fox 8 Gifts for Kids has given me a sense of pride and accomplishment,” Younts said. “It is great to know that through our work and the community's generosity, many children in the Triad will have had an exciting and memorable Christmas"
In working with The Salvation Armies of the Piedmont, the purpose of Gifts for Kids is to collect holiday gifts for children in the Triad whose families are in need. In 2011, more than 24,000 children in the Piedmont received presents as a result of the effort.
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