Three Utah Football Players Partner With Boys And Girls Club For Toy Drive

Dec 13, 2021, 8:34 PM | Updated: Dec 14, 2021, 3:49 pm
Utah Utes - Pac-12 Championship Game...
The University of Utah Utes celebrate after winning the PAC-12 Football Championship Game against the Oregon Ducks on December 3, 2021 at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Speer/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
(Photo by Jeff Speer/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY – Utah football standouts Clark Phillips III, T.J. Pledger IV and Bamidele Olaseni have partnered with the Boys and Girls Club of Salt Lake City to put on a Toy Drive.

All week long, the Salt Lake City community will have a chance to help the Utah football trio give back to the community.

Fans and members of the community can donate toys at specific locations throughout the Wasatch Front beginning Monday, December 13 until Friday, December 17. The toys must be new and not gift-wrapped.

“Biggest thing for me, when it comes to the toy drive when they said that we had an opportunity to give back and impact the community, I’ve always wanted to make an impact on the guys that are coming up, especially the kids that are from my area. “Phillips said. “The kids that are even from the area that I’m a part of now, Salt Lake City, I’ve always wanted to make a difference and make an impact. I felt like this is the perfect opportunity to be able to show them that we care, show them that it’s possible and to do it in a nice way.”

How Fans Can Meet The Utah Football Trio

Phillips, Pledger and Olaseni will be at the toy drive drop off location on Saturday, December 18, located at 366 West 500 South at the east door. They will be there from 2-4 p.m. MT. That time is subject to change depending on any changes for the players’ football schedule.

Fans can bring toys to the event and meet and greet with the three players.

“I think it just comes down to being thankful,” Pledger said. “It’s been a long year for all of us. We understand that we’re blessed and this is a great time of the year. Not everybody is gonna have the same opportunities and blessings on Christmas Day as everybody else so why not give back? I think that’s just a part of me and Clark when we decided to be a part of this because we see kids at the games and it inspires us, and we want to show them how much they mean us. We know how they look at us because we were once in a shoes and I think that’s just the big thing, being thankful, trying to give back.”

Donation Locations Leading Up To Event

Five locations have been set up that will be accepting donations throughout the week leading up to the event at the Boys & Girls Club. Donations can also be shipped to the below locations:

  • 1-800-GOT-JUNK office – 3669 W. 800 S. Suite A, Salt Lake City, Utah 84104
  • US Cryotherapy – 675 E. 2100 S. Suite F, Salt Lake City, Utah 84106
  • Hotworx – 675 E. 2100 S. Suite M, Salt Lake City, Utah 84106
  • The Joint Sugarhouse – 1126 E. 2100 S., Salt Lake City, Utah 84106
  • The Joint Downtown – 358 S. 700 E. Suite D, Salt Lake City, Utah 84102

Trevor Allen is a Utah Utes Insider for, Co-Host of Faith, Family and Football podcast with Clark Phillips III and host of the Crimson Corner podcast. Follow him on Twitter: @TrevorASports.

  • Utah Utes Scoreboard

  • Utah Utes Team Leaders

  • Utah Utes Standings

College Football

Michelle Bodkin

Updated: Utes Making Positive Impressions Early At The East-West Shrine Bowl

Tavion Thomas and Mohamoud Diabate are representing the Utes this week at the East-West Shrine Bowl and making some positive impressions.
3 days ago
BYU Football, David Latu, Signing Day...
Mitch Harper

BYU Football Recruit Announces Commitment At Father’s Grave

David Latu had one of the more emotional Signing Day announcements you'll watch.
3 days ago
San Diego State football team runs out of tunnel...
Patrick Kinahan

Patrick Kinahan Explains Why San Diego State To Pac-12 Is ‘No-Brainer’

The ever-changing world of college football has shortchanged the Pac-12, which now is only one season away from losing its stronghold on the lucrative and fruitful Los Angeles market.
3 days ago
BYU Football - Royal Virgil Helmet...
Mitch Harper

Former Stanford Commit LJ Martin Signs With BYU Football

BYU picked up a talented running back from Texas on Signing Day.
3 days ago
BYU Football, Big 12 Schedule...
Mitch Harper

Five Takeaways From BYU Football’s Inaugural Big 12 Schedule

The key takeaways from BYU's inaugural Big 12 Conference schedule.
4 days ago
Big 12 Football Schedule...
Mitch Harper

Social Media Reacts To Big 12 Football Schedule Release

Social media was buzzing after the 2023 Big 12 Football schedule was released.
4 days ago

Sponsored Articles

High angle view of the beautiful Rose Bowl Stadium...
KSL Digital Sales

How to Prepare for the 2023 Rose Bowl

Everything you need to know to plan your 2023 Rose Bowl trip in Pasadena, California. This year, the Utes will face Penn State.
KSL Digital Sales

Notable Moments From The Utah Jazz Season… So Far

At the beginning of the season, the Utah Jazz were second to last. Now they rank in the top 10 teams in the Western Conference.
Football soccer ball on grass field on stadium...
KSL Digital Sales

Everything You Need to Know to Watch the 2022 World Cup

Find out where and when to watch the upcoming games and final match for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, including where to find live updates.
ksl sports logos...
KSL Sports

KSL Sports Newsletter: Sign Up Now

Sign up today for the KSL Sports newsletter. Get the latest Utah sports news delivered to your inbox.
KSL Sports

Win Tickets Wednesday: Jimmy Buffett

Get your Hawaiian shirts ready.
Iron Maiden tour...
KSL Sports

Win Tickets Wednesday: Iron Maiden

Iron Maiden returns to Utah in 2022 with The Legacy of the Beast tour.
Three Utah Football Players Partner With Boys And Girls Club For Toy Drive