UMaine Swimming and Diving team collecting goods to send to troops

The University of Maine Swimming and Diving team is raising funds and collecting goods to send care packages to troops deployed overseas.

The team plans to have the packages ready to ship by Dec. 8 in hopes they will reach the troops by Christmas.

Donations of items are being accepted in offices of the coaching staff at UMaine’s Wallace Pool. Requested items include cards, food items, toiletries and UMaine apparel.

Monetary donations can be made through GoFundMe.

More information, including a full list of recommended items, is available on Facebook or by emailing Meghan O’Neill at