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Purdue Running Donation Drive for the Bahamas

Bring your items to donate on Saturday.

Bahamas Relief Effort Continues In The Aftermath Of Hurricane Dorian Photo by Jose Jimenez/Getty Images

Part of the joy of being a Purdue alum is being a part of a larger community that does a lot of good in the woprld. This weekend at Saturday night’s game vs. TCU we have an opportunity to do more. Saturday night fans coming to the game are encouraged to bring supplies to donate to hurricane relief in the Bahamas:

There will be five drop-off locations: Gate B, Gate T2, Ross-Ade Pavilion entrance, Boilermaker Crossing at Weist Plaza and the north end of the stadium along Joe Tiller Drive.

Those items most needed:

Baby formula

Baby food

Baby juice

Bug Spray

Canned goods



First aid kits


Large plastic trash bags

Non-perishable dry goods


Sheet sets



Wet wipes

Used clothes cannot be accepted.

The goal is to have enough supplies to fill the football equipment trailere, which will then be driven to Florida during next week’s bye week so the supplies can be shipped to the Bahamas. We’re Purdue though. I know we can fill more than one piddly little equipment trailer. I bet we can fill TCU’s as well while we’re at it.

The donation drive is set up by the Student Athlete Advisory Committee, and three memebers of the track & field team hail from the Bahamas. senior Samson Colebrooke (Exuma), junior Tamar Greene (Nassau) and freshman Vinajah Adderley (Nassau). In addition, head coach Norbert Elliott was born and grew up in Nassau, and several alums that competed at Purdue are Bahamian residents.

So let’s band together and help out, Boiler fans. And for TCU fans coming to West Lafayette, stop at Wal-Mart or Target in Lafayette to donate a few things as well.