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UNCW SAAC members participated in last year's Food Drive Challenge.

CAA SAAC Group To Conduct Food Drive Challenge

Courtesy: CAA
          Release: 02/07/2014
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RICHMOND, VA (February 7, 2014) – During the spring semester the CAA will hold its second annual conference-wide Food Drive Challenge. The project not only provides an opportunity for student-athletes to compete in a non-athletic realm across campuses, it also allows institutions to address the need for donated food throughout their communities in an effort to stop hunger.

Institutions have partnered with local food bank organizations and designated days during the spring term, most in conjunction with athletics events, to collect nonperishable food items for the “competition”. Rather than limiting institutions to a one-day food drive, institutions will have the opportunity to schedule the food drive for up to seven days. With this extension, institutions have the option to take advantage of multiple campus events over a weekend and extend into the weekdays if desired.

A winner will be determined based on the number of pounds of nonperishable food collected by each institution. Monetary donations will be accepted and converted into pounds of food at a consistent rate as well. The CAA will announce the winner in March and CAA Commissioner Tom Yeager will present the winning institution with a trophy during a future event.

All nine members of the CAA will participate in the 2nd Annual CAA Food Drive Challenge. Last year’s event resulted in 9,570 pounds of donated food along with nearly $2,700 in cash to local food banks.

The CAA Food Drive Challenge dates for each campus are as follows:

College of Charleston       Sunday, February 9th-Saturday, February 15th


Delaware                              Saturday, March 1st - Friday, March 7th


Drexel                                    Sunday, February 16th - Saturday, February 22nd


Hofstra                                 Saturday, March 1st- Friday, March 7th


James Madison                  Sunday, February 23rd - Saturday, March 1st


UNCW                                   Wednesday, February 19th-Tuesday, February 25th


Northeastern                     Saturday, February 22nd –Friday, February 28th


Towson                               Sunday, February 23rd – Saturday, March 1st


William & Mary                  To Be Announced