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The Raven Athletic Leadership Council, a student group on the Benedictine College campus, is working with the women’s and men’s basketball teams on the annual Christmas Joy Toy Drive! Anyone who donates a new, unwrapped toy for the drive will get free admission to the basketball games on Tuesday, Dec. 6, or Saturday, Dec. 10. All toys collected will go to support the Salvation Army’s Angle Tree program! This is the 11th year the basketball teams have participated in the toy drive for Atchison’s less fortunate children.
Bring a new, unwrapped toy to any game for free admission and to help collect more toys than ever! Santa will be there for the kids from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10, outside the Nolan Gym on the lower level of the St. John Paul II Student Center. Cookies and hot chocolate will be available.
The women will play Graceland University at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 6, in the Ralph Nolan Gymnasium on the Benedictine campus. The men take on Graceland at 7:30 p.m. that day. On Saturday, Dec. 10, the women tip off against Culver-Stockton at Noon in the Nolan Gym and the men play Culver-Stockton at 2:00 p.m.
Founded in 1858, Benedictine College is a Catholic, Benedictine, residential, liberal arts college located on the bluffs above the Missouri River in Atchison, Kansas. The school is honored to have been named one of America’s Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report, the best private college in Kansas by The Wall Street Journal, and one of the top Catholic colleges in the nation by First Things magazine and the Newman Guide. It prides itself on outstanding academics, extraordinary faith life, strong athletic programs, and an exceptional sense of community and belonging. Benedictine College has a mission to educate men and women within a community of faith and scholarship.