WILMINGTON, N.C. - Student-athletes at UNC Wilmington recently honored the memory of those lost in the 9-11 tragedy by conducting a "Remember The Troops" collection drive on the opening day of the UNCW/Courtyard By Marriott Classic.

Members of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) asked fans to bring non-perishable items to the game. The items will be boxed and mailed to troops overseas in Iraq and Afghanistan, including a National Guard from Wilmington stationed in Iraq. Cash donations were also accepted to purchase additional supplies and offset shipping costs.

Fans filled two large boxes with items such as magazines, single drink mixes, foot powder, deodorant (gel), disposable razors, toothpaste/brush, bar soap, hand sanitizers, wipes, music/dvd's, gum/hard candy, beef jerky, individually wrapped snacks, mechanical pencils/pads, power bars/granola bars, nuts, socks and sun block/aloe.