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King University “Coats for Kids” Event Set for Oct. 28

BRISTOL, Tenn., October 17, 2017 – King University will be providing children’s winter coats for the University’s 18th annual “Coats for Kids” Day on Saturday, Oct. 28 in Kline Gym from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on King’s main campus in Bristol, Tenn.

“Over the past 15 years the Bristol community has come together, showing immense support of ‘Coats for Kids,’” said Julie McReynolds, assistant dean for student engagement at King. “We’ve been overjoyed at the amount of support we have received. We anticipate an increase in the number of coats will be able to provide this year. Our hope is that every child in our region who needs a coat – has one.”

Monetary donations designated for “Coats for Kids” are accepted at King University’s Administration Building located on the main campus. The monetary donations are used to purchase new coats for the event.

“We have been expanding our distribution day event, adding a Fall Festival sponsored by King’s Residence Life staff. We hope many families will be able to enjoy this day and have a new warm coat for their kids,” said McReynolds.

Contact Julie McReynolds at 423.652.6310 or for additional information on the Coats for Kids project.


King University is a Presbyterian-affiliated, doctoral-level comprehensive university. Founded in 1867 as King College, the University offers more than 90 majors, minors, pre-professional degrees and concentrations in fields such as business, nursing, law, medical and health sciences, pharmacy, education, and humanities. Graduate programs are offered in business administration, education, and nursing. A number of research, off-campus learning opportunities, and travel destinations are also available. King University is a NCAA Division II and a Conference Carolinas member with 25 varsity sports. For more information about King University, visit King University does not discriminate against academically qualified students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, age, or disability. King University is certified by SCHEV to operate locations in Virginia. For more information on SCHEV certification, contact the King University office at Southwest Virginia Community College, 309 College Road, Richlands, VA 24641.