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MSU hosts collection event for Eastern Kentucky Toy Drive 

Morehead State University is helping children and families affected by flooding this holiday season.   

The University is partnering with Kentucky First Lady Britainy Beshear for the Eastern Kentucky Toy Drive by organizing a collection event during the MSU Eagles Men's Basketball game against East Tennessee State University at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11, at Ellis T. Johnson Arena. 

MSU is collecting donations of new, unwrapped toys for families affected by the historic flooding that hit Eastern Kentucky this past summer. For each new toy donated at the basketball game, guests will receive a complimentary concessions voucher for popcorn and a fountain drink.    

Starting today (Wednesday, Dec. 7), donors can drop off toys at the Office of Student Affairs at 227 Adron Doran University Center (ADUC) and the Academic Athletic Center (AAC) during business hours. MSU is accepting donations at these locations until 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15.  

MSU, Murray State University, Northern Kentucky University, and the University of Kentucky are collaborating with First Lady Beshear on this toy drive. There are various drop-off locations on UK's campus and Kroger stores in Somerset, Richmond and Prospect. Murray State and NKU will also hold collections during upcoming athletic events. The toy drive also accepts donations by mail. All gifts will be delivered to Eastern Kentucky and distributed to children during special holiday events hosted by the First Lady.  

"For many of us, the holidays are a time for being at home surrounded by family and friends. But this year, many in Eastern Kentucky have suffered a tragedy. They've lost everything, including their homes and maybe even someone they love," First Lady Beshear said. "With your help, we can make this season a little easier for those who are working to rebuild their lives after the floods by donating a toy to bring a child hope and joy during the holidays."  

Donors may also mail or ship toys to:  

Jenny Wiley State Resort Park  
75 Theatre Court  
Prestonsburg, KY 41653  

For a complete list of drop-off locations and collection events, visit governor.ky.gov/toydrive.  

To learn more about MSU Athletics, visit www.msueagles.com

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