Missouri Southern State University’s Athletics Department will host its annual “Toy Toss” event during halftime at the basketball game vs. Lincoln University at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 18, in the Leggett & Platt Athletic Center.

The Toy Toss event provides hundreds of toys to non-profit organizations. Ronald McDonald House of the Four States will be the recipient of this year’s donation, where families with hospitalized children will receive the gifts.

“This is another example of our outstanding fans helping us give back to the community,” said Justin Maskus, MSSU’s athletics media relations director.

“This event is always great fun and it’s a joy to see the smiles from not only the fans as they toss the toys to the court, to the satisfaction of the people collecting the gifts and then finally the smiles of the groups we donate to. We stress with our student-athletes and staff the need to give back and this is just one of the things we look forward to doing each year.”

Toys that can’t be thrown will be collected courtside.