UofL BASKETBALL | Kyle Kuric excited for upcoming toy drive

12/10/2016 10:30 AM

It’s become an annual event at the University of Louisville. The school’s CardsCARE program teams up with Kyle’s Korner for Kids to collect new toys to be delivered on Christmas to the child patients at Norton’s Children’s Hospital.

The toy drive takes place prior to U of L’s basketball game against Eastern Kentucky on December 17th. For more on the event and why this program remains such a big part of his life, former U of L basketball player Kyle Kuric, the name sake of the event, joined the show and told us it is a team effort making it happen every year.

FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE
New toys for any age or gender will be collected at the entrance of the KFC Yum! Center. A group of the toys will also be provided to the Home of the Innocents and Wesley House. The collection is associated with UofL Athletics’ CardsCARE program and Kyle’s Korner for Kids, the community outreach established in 2011 by former Cards’ forward Kyle Kuric while a UofL student. About 2,000 toys have been donated annually by Cardinal fans at similar collections in previous years.

Kuric, who has been playing basketball for Herbalife Gran Canaria in Spain for the past three seasons, helped the Cardinals reach the 2012 Final Four as a senior.

For those who wish to contribute a toy to the drive and cannot attend the Dec. 17 game, toys may be dropped at the UofL Athletics offices on the second floor of the Swain Student Activities Center located at 2100 South Floyd Street. Toys will be accepted weekdays between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. through Dec. 16.

Garrett Moore

Garrett is a Sports Producer for Spectrum News. He is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State and got his start as a sports photographer. He now produces Sports Night, the state’s only nightly show dedicated to in-depth coverage of all sports in Kentucky. Sports Night airs weeknights at 6:30 and 10:30 on Spectrum News or anytime with Spectrum On Demand. Outside the station, Garrett enjoys golfing, hiking, fishing, and prides himself on being all-in as a sports spectator. He won a gift card for playing an air guitar in the student section during an MTSU basketball game. Follow Garrett on Twitter @SportsNightGM for real-time sports updates or if you just want to see the shenanigans that go on behind the scenes in getting Sports Night on the air.

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