Yes you Can! Food drive at football this Saturday

Yes you Can! Food drive at football this Saturday
September 18, 2008

Dave Beyer, Sports Information Director
(630) 829-6143

When North Central College and Benedictine University square off in football this Saturday evening (Sept. 20/7:00 p.m.), the regional rivalry will no doubt be intense on the field at the Village of Lisle-Benedictine University Sports Complex. However, prior to the game, fans and faithful from both schools will have the chance to put “partisanship” aside for the good of the community. All fans attending the game are being asked to bring some type of canned and/or non-perishable food donation to the ticket booth at The Sports Complex. In exchange, all fans making a food donation will receive $1 off the admission price ($5 adults and $3 students). Additionally, all fans making a donation will receive a certificate for 10-percent off at Passero's Pizza in Lisle. All food collected will in turn be donated to the Woodridge Community Pantry. For over fifteen years, the Woodridge Community Pantry, located in Woodridge, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, has served as an emergency food source, helping the community by feeding the hungry and sharing resources to improve the quality of life. In addition to providing monthly food supplements to families experiencing need, the Pantry provides free school breakfasts for 702 students in grades one through eight of School District 68. For more information, please contact the Benedictine Sports Information Office at 630-829-6143. For more information about the Woodridge Community Pantry, call 630-512-9921.


Benedictine University is an independent Roman Catholic institution located in Lisle, Illinois just 25 miles west of Chicago. Founded in 1887, Benedictine provides 56 undergraduate majors, 16 graduate and four doctorate programs. The Chronicle of Higher Education recently ranked Benedictine University as the seventh fastest-growing campus among private nonprofit master’s universities, and Forbes magazine named Benedictine among the top 20 percent of America’s colleges for 2011. Benedictine University’s Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program is listed by Crain’s Chicago Business as the fourth largest in the Chicago area in 2011.