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Campus organizations, Huntington Area Food Bank to host Hunger Bowl

Sep. 24, 2012 @ 12:15 AM

HUNTINGTON -- Several departments and organizations at Marshall University will host a flag football tournament Saturday, Sept. 29, to benefit the Huntington Area Food Bank.

The inaugural Hunger Bowl will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Buskirk Field on a day that Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has dubbed a "Day to Serve." September also is Hunger Action Month.

In addition, the food bank will have donation barrels in the Memorial Student Center from Monday, Sept. 24, through Friday, Sept. 28, for those who wish to donate nonperishable foods.

To register a flag football team for this event, visit www.marshall.edu/wpmu/community-engagement/. Teams will consist of six members and registration is $15 per team. The deadline to register is Thursday, Sept. 27.

The winning team will be awarded the Hunger Bowl trophy and a Marshall prize basket.

All students, faculty and student organizations are encouraged to participate in this event. The overall goal is to raise enough food and monetary donations for 1,200 meals.

"When the office of Community Engagement contacted us, we were excited to work with them," said Scott Frasure, director of Development for the Huntington Area Food Bank. "They wanted to promote the governor's Day to Serve as well as Hunger Action Month in a way that could get the entire university involved. So we got together and came up with what we think is a great way to raise food, funds and awareness."

To find out more go to www.hafb.org. or www.facebook.com/huntingtonareafoodbank.