Kellogg Community College’s Athletics Department donated more than $100 worth of toys to Toys for Tots this month, purchased using spare-change donations collected from students and staff in the Athletics offices on campus.
Sharon Powell, coordinator of the Miller Physical Education Building, where KCC’s student-athletes play their home games, said the department collected $103.80 in spare change during the collection campaign in October and November.
The donated money was used to purchase toys which, along with a handful of toys donated by employees, were picked up earlier this month by volunteers from Two Men and a Truck for delivery to a Toys for Tots distribution center. The toys will be distributed by members of the U.S. Marine Corps as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the Battle Creek area.
Pictured in the above photo, courtesy of Sharon Powell, are KCC baseball players (left to right) Bailey Peterson and Alex Walton, posing with the donated toys before they were picked up for distribution.