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 located in Lisle, Illinois, just 25 miles west of Chicago, and has branch campuses in Springfield, Illinois, and Mesa, Arizona. Founded as a Catholic university in 1887, Benedictine enrolls nearly 10,000 students in 56 undergraduate and 19 graduate programs. Forbes magazine named Benedictine among "America's Top Colleges" for the sixth consecutive year in 2016. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org). For more information, contact (630) 829-6300, admissions@ben.edu or visit ben.edu.