CONWAY, Ark. – For the 2018 holiday season, Central Arkansas student-athletes banded together to collect toys earmarked for Toys for Tots campaign. These efforts were charted in order to benefit Conway area individuals in need.Led by the UCA Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) throughout the month of November, Central Arkansas athletics gathered toys for local individuals and families in need. Additionally, Bears SAAC members coordinated efforts throughout the UCA athletic department in order to help raise money to buy various other gifts.Prior to drop-off, several trucks were filled with items to be donated by the Central Arkansas athletic family. On Friday, Nov. 30, Bears student-athletes transported collected items to a Toys for Tots collection point inside a local Wal-Mart shopping center.Toys for Tots began in 1947 and has become an avenue for raising funds and purchasing toys. The organization currently distributes 18 million toys to seven million less fortunate children annually.As part of the “Southland Gives Back” initiative, the Southland Conference will profile a community service outing from each of our 13 member institutions this holiday season.