December 2, 2013
Tech basketball to hold annual Montgomery County Christmas Store Games

BLACKSBURG ( — The Virginia Tech men’s and women’s basketball teams announced today the dates for the annual Montgomery County Christmas Store games. The first game will be on Tuesday, Dec. 3 at 7 p.m. as the men host Winthrop. The second game will be on Saturday, Dec. 7 at 2 p.m. as the women host nationally ranked Michigan State.

All fans are encouraged to donate a new unwrapped toy to the Christmas Store. In exchange, they will receive a coupon good for free admission to any remaining regular-season women's basketball game. The Hokies are hoping to fill the shelves of the Christmas Store so toys can be distributed to children in the area who are less fortunate.

The store was founded with the idea that qualified people could choose, with no exchange of money, their own Christmas items to suit their family needs. The store's initial goal was to assist low-income families of Montgomery County in the most efficient and dignified manner. To be qualified, recipients must be permanent residents of Montgomery County, and they must meet all of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.

Tickets for both games are available. To purchase in advance log on to or call the athletics ticket office at 540-231-6731 or toll free at 1-800-VA TECH 4.

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