Dozens of children and parents from Buckley Air Force Base in Aurora gathered Friday at University of Colorado system administration offices in Denver to celebrate the holidays. The party marked the culmination of a community outreach effort by the CU System Staff Council, which collected toys from staff members and hosted the event.
CU Buffs mascot Chip gave high-fives and hugs, while Santa took time out of his peak season to hear wishes and hand out candy canes. The toy drive especially benefited children whose parents are deployed away from home this holiday season.
For a photo gallery from the event, click here.