Laker basketball games to feature food drive

The community can help boost local families through a food drive during home Oswego State basketball games on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 2 and 3.

The Student-Athlete Advisory Council will collect non-perishable food items at home games against SUNY Athletic Conference rivals Geneseo on Dec. 2 and Brockport on Dec. 3 in Laker Hall’s Max Ziel Gymnasium.

Anyone bringing at least three non-perishable food items will gain free admission to the game.

Items collected will benefit needy local families through the Oswego County Catholic Charities food pantry.

Games featuring the women’s team, which made it to the NCAA Tournament’s Sweet Sixteen round last year, will tip at 6 p.m. The Laker men’s basketball team, which won the ECAC Upstate Tournament to end last season, will play at 8 p.m.

“This is a great way for the community to see a couple of basketball teams rising to national prominence while supporting a worthy cause,” said Tim Hale, athletic director at SUNY Oswego.

Anyone interested in supporting the food drive at other times may leave non-perishable items in drop boxes at Laker Hall.

For more information on this food drive or other Student-Athlete Advisory Council activities, call Erin DeMarco at 312-2879.

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(Posted: Nov 18, 2005)