ALVA, Okla. - The "Give Us 5" promotion, put on by the Northwestern Oklahoma State University Student Athlete Advisory Committee, was a great success as the student-athletes collected over 600 pounds of canned food to be donated to the Alva Wesleyan Church Food Bank.
The athletes walked around Alva collecting cans for the duration of the morning before settling in to watch the baseball team's doubleheader against Oklahoma Baptist and the football team's spring game.
The Rangers are looking to make a greater impact in Alva and the surrounding communities and Saturday's food drive is an outstanding example of that.
"This was a great opportunity for all of our teams to get out in the community, meet some wonderful people and help support the food bank," SAAC Chair Brittany Bunch said.
Bunch is a member of the NWOSU Soccer team.
* This number (600 pounds) was calculated before the gate opened for football's spring game which charged $5 or five canned goods to get in.
Sat, April 21, 2012
by Allan Scarabello