TBC Student-Athletes and coaches hold some of the toys they collected during the Eagle Athletics Christmas Toy Drive.
Members of the men’s and women’s basketball teams visited the Trinity Rescue Mission on December 13th to deliver toys that they collected during the 1st Annual Eagle Athletics Christmas Toy Drive. The idea was the brainchild of Coach Kelly Brindley, who ran point on organizing the effort. All of the TBC Coaches jumped on board and encouraged the involvement of the student-athletes from all five sports programs - men’s soccer, women’s volleyball, cheerleading, and men’s & women’s basketball.
Toys were collected at several donation boxes placed around campus. In addition, patrons attending the home basketball games were given free admission if they brought a toy to the game. The effort was a great success and the student-athletes felt blessed to be able to travel together as a group to deliver the toys in person.
“I am grateful to Coach Kelly Brindley and the leadership she provided to help make this new tradition a success,” said Trinity Athletic Director John D. Jones. “I also want to thank the Trinity community at large, including so many in the Church and the Academy, who came along side to support this worthy effort. Most importantly, our young people were personally and spiritually affected in positive ways by learning to use their God-given platform as student-athletes to help meet a need. We praise God for this.”