LOCH SHELDRAKE, NY — SUNY Sullivan kicks off the holiday season on Tuesday, December 6, with “A Night of Giving,” a night of basketball and—even more importantly—the …
LOCH SHELDRAKE, NY — SUNY Sullivan kicks off the holiday season on Tuesday, December 6, with “A Night of Giving,” a night of basketball and—even more importantly—the opportunity to donate toys and food to the college’s annual toy and food drive.
"A Night of Giving," which takes place in the Paul Gerry Fieldhouse, tips off at 5 p.m., as Fallsburg takes on Monticello in a matchup of high school boys' varsity basketball.
At 7 p.m., the #2-ranked SUNY Sullivan Generals team takes on #13 SUNY Orange in a battle of two local nationally-ranked NJCAA men’s basketball teams.
Anyone who donates a new unwrapped toy and/or a non-perishable food item will receive a ticket to the halftime raffle. Each person will receive one ticket per item.
Tickets (cash only) to the event cost $3 for adults and $1 for students and seniors. Admission is free for children under five and SUNY Sullivan students with a valid ID.
“This is a great opportunity to support our students with young families, and watch a great night of local basketball, including an important early-season game between two of the nation’s top community college basketball programs,” said Chris DePew, SUNY Sullivan director of athletics and recreation, and dean of student development services.
The toy and food drive was created to help SUNY Sullivan students who have young children. “Being a parent and attending college is very challenging.” said Deb Waller-Frederick, associate dean of student engagement. “We recognize the hurdles our students with children often face. This toy drive is our way of spreading some holiday cheer to those students who are juggling family responsibilities and academics simultaneously.”
For more information about the toy and food drive, or to donate, email Barbara Kelly at email@example.com or call 845/434-5750 ext. 4263.
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