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.