The Ohio Wesleyan men’s basketball game against Hanover tonight (Nov. 28) at Branch Rickey Arena will kick off the inaugural Bishops Community Assist Week, it was announced by Michael Taylor, assistant athletics director for operations and student development.
The contest will feature a canned food drive. Admission to the game will be free with a donation of canned and other non-perishable food item(s), which will be collected by volunteers from the Ohio Wesleyan student-athlete advisory committee (OWAC) and donated to the organization FEED Delaware.
“We are so fortunate to enjoy such great support from the local Delaware community that we all felt the desire to give back in any way we can,” Taylor said. “Through this drive, we will make a difference in someone’s holiday, providing food for their table or a coat to stay warm. Every donation we receive will make a difference.”
FEED is a ministry of the Delaware City Vineyard with the mission to see that “no one in our city would ever go hungry.” As part of the Delaware Hunger Alliance, FEED works to end hunger, food insecurity and food scarcity issues in and around the city of Delaware.
Bishops Community Assist Week will continue with a winter coat drive at Saturday’s men’s and women’s basketball doubleheader against Allegheny on Dec. 1.
OWU Sports Information contributed to this report.