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True Blue Turnbow Project underway

Donate a coat for a child at MT-ECU Game

January 27, 2014 · @MTAthletics

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MURFREESBORO - The "True Blue Turnbow Project" is a children's coat drive undertaken by Middle Tennessee Head Men's Golf Coach Whit Turnbow through social media last week has drawn more than 100 coat requests and thousands of dollars in donations in less than 24 hours.

The tweets that started the "True Blue Turnbow Project" read as follows: "Thinking about the kids who don't have a warm place to wait on the bus or a winter jacket. If you know someone like this DM me and I will personally see to it that they get a new coat."

The outpouring of help from the community has continued this week, and the Blue Raider athletic department is providing another avenue for people to donate coats at Thursday's men's basketball game against East Carolina. The game is set for 7:00 PM and doors will open at 5:30 PM.

To donate, people are encouraged to drop off clean, gently used or new coats in children's sizes at any entrance to Murphy Center on Thursday at the game. As an alternative, fans can also drop off coats at the athletic department offices any time between the hours of 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM.

Monetary donations can be made to the following:

Murfreesboro City Schools
2552 South Church Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37127
For: Indigent Children's Fund.
615-893-2313

Rutherford County Schools
Clothing Charity Fund
2240 Southpark Drive
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
615-893-5812

"I have been overwhelmed with requests through Twitter and Facebook and it really shows the giving spirit that our community has in time of need," said Turnbow. "Our goal is to make sure there is not a single kid without a coat and I plan to make that happen."

If you have any further questions, please contact the Middle Tennessee Athletic Department at 615-898-2450.

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