Wesleyan Athletics Sponsors "Stuff the Nets" Toy Drive Sat., Dec. 8 in Freeman Athletic Center

stuff the net posterFor the second year in a row, the Wesleyan Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) sponsored a gift drive known as "Stuff the Nets," during which hockey goals are positioned around the Freeman Athletic Center, this year on Sat., Dec. 8 when women's basketball took on Williams, womenb's ice hockey hosted Sacred Heart and the wrestling team faced both Wilkes and RIC.  The intent is for people to purchase unwrapped new toys to be donated to the MacDonough School, one of the eight elementary schools in Middletown. 

students stuff the netThe result of the drive was more than 100 items which were then wrapped by a combination of Wesleyan student-athletes, coaches and staff members as well as personnel from the MacDonough School.  The gifts will then be distributed to students at the school for the holidays.

"MacDonough School is so fortunate to be a part of the Wesleyan University community," said Jon Romeo, the school's principal.  "Events like the 'Stuff the Nets' Gift Drive demonstrate the deep commitment of Wesleyan student-athletes to helping those in need.  The event will help to make the holidays so much brighter for our students and their families."