Women's Hoops to Hold Baby Diaper Drive at its Pac-10 Opener on Dec. 27

Dec. 12, 2003

TEMPE, Ariz. - The Arizona State women's basketball team will hold a Baby Diaper Drive to benefit Homeward Bound at its Dec. 27 Pac-10 Conference-opening game against Washington State.

Fans who bring diapers, baby wipes or formula to donate will receive free admission to the game that night. Collection bins will be available on the concourse level at both the east and west entrances of Wells Fargo Arena.

Items donated will be given to Homeward Bound, a program which helps homeless and domestic violence families with children throughout Maricopa County. ASU's collection is part of Homeward Bound's Fifth Annual Baby Diaper Drive. The 2003 goal is to collect 25,000 diapers and $25,000.

Many of the families served by Homeward Bound earn low wages and struggle to cover the essentials of diapers, wipes and baby formula. The Baby Diaper Drive fills the gap by collecting months of supplies for those families.

Homeward Bound is a 12- to 24-month program that provides comprehensive services to assist families achieve economic independence, secure long-term safe, decent, affordable housing and break multi-generational cycles of homelessness, welfare dependence and domestic violence. For families completing the program, there is a 95 percent success rate.

Arizona State opens its Pac-10 Conference season at Wells Fargo Arena on Saturday, Dec. 27, taking on Washington State at 6:30 p.m. The Sun Devils continue Pac-10 play on Monday, Dec. 29 vs. Washington at 7:30 p.m.

For more information, call the women's basketball office at 480-965-6086.

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