Feb. 14, 2013
When the Vanderbilt women's basketball team launched Hoops for Kids, asking fans to donate items to the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt, senior guard Gabby Smith figured fans would bring some crayons and coloring books that the volunteers like her would be able to pass out.
But as they usually do, Vanderbilt fans have been overwhelming with their donations.
Smith was part of the first Hoops for Kids delivery to the hospital earlier this week, which saw several boxes and shopping bags filled with crayons, coloring books, arts and crafts and toys for patients at the Children's Hospital.
"I could see it meant a lot to the people at volunteer services that we were able to collect all this stuff!" Smith said. "We couldn't do it without our fans, so thank you!"
The Hoops for Kids drive will continue for Vanderbilt's three remaining home games on February 14, February 24 and February 28.