Boise State Football Head Coach Andy Avalos, wife Summer and daughters Paityn and Paige announced the second annual Avalos Family Christmas Drive, an initiative to provide new winter outerwear including coats, hats, scarves, and gloves to Treasure Valley youth in need during this winter.
“Last year, the generosity and support from Bronco Nation exceeded our expectations,” said Summer Avalos. “We hope you will join us once again and embrace the holiday spirit by providing new coats, hats, scarves, and gloves to the most vulnerable youth in our community.”
The Avalos family and members of the Boise State football team will host multiple opportunities for fans to drop off new winter outerwear items at the following locations.
Nov. 25 | 8 a.m. – Noon
In advance of the Boise State football game versus Utah State, fans who bring new winter outerwear to the Bronco Ticket Office, located on the west side of the stadium, will have the option to purchase a $25 ticket to the game.
Dec. 4 | Noon – 1 p.m.
In advance of the Boise State women’s basketball game versus Colorado, members of the Bronco football team will be collecting new winter outerwear at each entrance at ExtraMile Arena. Free tickets will be available for anyone donating to the drive.
Dec. 6 | 6-7 p.m.
In advance of the Boise State men’s basketball game versus Eastern Oregon, members of the Bronco football team will be collecting new winter outerwear at each entrance at ExtraMile Arena. Tickets to the game will be available for $5 for anyone donating to the drive.
Dec. 9 | 5 – 8 p.m.
Coach Avalos and members of the Boise State football team will be at the open patio of the food pavilion located at the Village in Meridian collecting new winter outerwear, signing autographs and taking pictures with fans. They will be joined by Buster and members of the Boise State Spirit Squad.
Additionally, donations for new winter outerwear will be accepted at the Allen Noble Hall of Fame, located at the southwest corner of Albertsons Stadium, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., November 28 – December 9.
The Avalos family and the Boise State football team will deliver all donated coats to the Idaho Youth Ranch and Foster + Heart.
About Foster + Heart
Foster + Heart is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located in Idaho’s Treasure Valley to ignite the hearts of the community to foster and meet the needs of children in foster care. Visit Foster + Heart to learn more.
About Idaho Youth Ranch
Idaho Youth Ranch is a non-profit 501(c)(3) agency that offers emergency shelter, residential care, youth and family therapy, job readiness training, adoption services, and more for kids and their families. VisitIdaho Youth Ranch for more information.