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Women’s Basketball Team Hosts Toy Drive during Crosstown Basketball Tournament

December 1, 2016

When the St. John Fisher College women’s basketball team takes the court this weekend for the first-ever Mark’s Pizzeria Crosstown Shootout, they’ll be doing a lot more than scoring points. During the tournament, which also includes Nazareth College, the University of Rochester, and the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), the team will host a toy drive to benefit refugee children through Mary’s Place.

Mark's Pizzeria Crosstown Shootout Basketball Tournament

Tip-off for the first game of the two-day tournament begins at 6 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 2 (Nazareth versus RIT). Fisher plays the University of Rochester at 8 p.m. On Saturday, Dec. 3, Nazareth faces the University of Rochester during the 6 p.m. game, with Fisher playing RIT at 8 p.m.

Attendees who bring an unwrapped toy will enjoy free admission to the games. Suggested toys for younger children include board games, Legos, sports equipment (soccer balls, basketballs, and footballs), stuffed animals, and dolls. For older children, iTunes gift cards, bath and body products, sports equipment, hair accessories, socks, and blankets are also welcome. All toys collected will be distributed to children from the Rochester refugee community through Mary’s Place.