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Football team taking donations for Broncos in military

Nov. 13, 2008

KALAMAZOO--Fans attending Saturday's (Nov. 15) football game at Western Michigan University's Waldo Stadium are encouraged to bring recommended items to donate for care packages for WMU students, alumni and employees serving in the military in combat zones.

In their final home game of the season, the Broncos (8-2 overall, 5-1 MAC) take on the Toledo Rockets (2-7, 1-4) at 2 p.m. Saturday. In honor of Veterans Day, past and present members of the armed forces will be honored prior to the game. Donation barrels will be staged outside Gates One, Two, Four and Seven for items to be used for care packages for WMU military personnel serving in combat zones.

Recommended items to donate

  • Nonperishable food and snack items
  • Magazines, books, CDs, playing cards
  • WMU items: T-shirts, sweatshirts, hats, flags, pennants
  • Phone cards, especially Military Exchange Prepaid Calling Cards, available through the Army and Air Force Exchange Service
  • Batteries, especially AA and AAA
  • Stationary, pens, pencils, notepads
  • Shoelaces (long)
  • Plastic baggies (all sizes)
  • Baby Wipes

Donations may also be made weekdays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the WMU Advocacy Office for Transfer Students and Military Affairs on the upper level of the Bernhard Center. Contributions made by Saturday, Nov. 15, are guaranteed for delivery by Christmas.

WMU athletics, the advocacy office and the WMU ROTC Bronco Battalion are supporting the care package donation drive.

For more information, visit wmich.edu/advocacy or contact the advocacy office at advocacy-office@wmich.edu or (269) 387-0740.

Media contact: Thom Myers (269) 387-4800, thom.myers@wmich.edu

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