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Penn State DuBois Athletics to Hold Food Drive

Penn State DuBois Athletic Coordinator Ken Nellis prepares a donation bin for the upcoming food drive to be held during home athletic events.
Penn State DuBois Athletic Coordinator Ken Nellis prepares a donation bin for the upcoming food drive to be held during home athletic events.
11/4/2011 —

In an effort to answer the increased need for food items in the community around Thanksgiving, the Penn State DuBois winter athletic programs will hold a food drive at the home sporting events leading up to the Thanksgiving holiday.

Anyone who attends the home sporting events is asked to bring a non-perishable food item to the game, and receive a discount on their admission.  Collection bins will be placed at the entrances of the Multipurpose Building, near the gymnasium.  Dates and home sporting events during the food drive are: November 15, men's basketball, 7:00 p.m.; November 16, wrestling, 7:00 p.m.; November 19, men's basketball, 2:00 p.m., and wrestling, 5:00 p.m.; November 22, women's basketball, 6:00 p.m., men's basketball, 8:00 p.m.

"We will work with the DuBois Ministry Food Pantry to collect as many food items as we can leading up to the Thanksgiving holiday break for students," said Athletic Coordinator Ken Nellis.  "We will give a dollar off game admission for each food item you bring to the games."

Nellis noted that regular admission for basketball is $5.00 for adults, $3.00 for students; wrestling admission is $3.00 for adults, $1.00 for students.  All current Penn State students are admitted at no charge with ID.

The drive was organized by members of the Penn State DuBois Athletic Advisory Board, including student-athletes, faculty, staff, and community members, who hope to support members of the community who are in need.  

The DuBois Ministry Food Pantry also has a regular drop off location for donations at Mansell Stadium, near the DuBois Middle School.  Donations can also be made by mail to: DuBois Ministry Food Pantry PO Box 157 DuBois, PA 15801.  Or call 371-4750. 

 

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