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Elon Cadets Participate in International Toy Drive

On Dec. 10, members of Elon's Army ROTC and Scabbard and Blade Honor Society volunteered at Operation Toy Drop.

Elon Cadets with German Jump Masters

Operation Toy Drop is a multinational effort held at Ft. Bragg, NC to collect toys for families in need. By donating a toy, soldiers were offered the opportunity to obtain foreign jump wings. The soldiers then jumped with Jump Masters from, Thailand, Cambodia, Lativa, Germany, Ukraine, Chili, and Uruguay. After the jumps, cadets then assisted the foreign jumpmasters in pinning the soldiers.

Operation Toy Drop first began in 1998 with a small group of soldiers and now is a multiday event. Fox News, NBC 17, and ABC 11 covered the event. WWE divas and wrestlers joined the soldiers as well. More than 56,000 toys have been collected since the event first began and the jumps will continue all week in order to raise as many toys as possible.

If interested in ROTC contact Major Andrew Anderson at ElonROTC@gmail.com

Taylor Brownstein,
2/9/2012 11:52 AM