UConn Athletics to host Toy Drive at Women’s Basketball Game

STORRS, CT (December 1, 2021) – UConn Athletics and Prolific 1 are excited to collaborate on a toy drive to support children in Connecticut this holiday season. As part of the effort, fans attending on Sunday, December 5th will be encouraged to bring a toy to the game. 

In addition, Prolific 1 present a corporate donation of toys and gifts during the game to representatives from each charity. “As valued partners of UConn Athletics, we’re honored to support their community and charitable efforts, especially to those in need locally”, stated Mike Garvie, CEO of Prolific 1. 

The local organizations receiving the donations include: 

ConnectiKids Inc. is a nonprofit, positive youth development organization that focuses on educating, enriching, and empowering Hartford’s youth. By providing one-on-one tutoring, mentoring, arts, and enrichment throughout the academic year and summer break, they expose students to new people, places, and experiences that aid in positive growth and development.

Covenant to Care for Children provides a safety net for abused, neglected or impoverished children in Connecticut by providing support in moments that are critical for a child’s ability to thrive and keeping families together. They fulfill this mission by partnering with State agencies and organizations that share a dedication to improving the lives and futures of at-risk children throughout state.

“We are grateful for the generosity of fans who donated toys and the donation from Prolific 1; together, they will make the holiday season a little brighter for less fortunate children in Connecticut,” said Dave Santis, Executive Director, Covenant to Care for Children.

For fans looking to bring a donation, we recommended toys designed for birth to 12 years old.

“Together with community partners, caring adults, and groups, we can educate, enrich, and empower children to advocate for themselves and become lifelong learners” concluded Andrea Williams, Executive Director of ConnectiKids. 


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