Wakefield Basketball Association Gets Off to a Fast Start Donating to Souper Bowl of Caring

The boys and girls Wakefield Basketball teams have been busy gathering and delivering food items to the Wakefield Interfaith Food Pantry as part of their contributions to the Souper Bowl of Caring campaign. Over 800 items have already been collected which will help at least 40 families and individuals in need.

Many thanks to Lisa Butler who is coordinating the effort for the WBA, to WHS sophomore Mike Keegan, to Willem and Nathan Hendriks, for their volunteerism, and to all the families and players mobilized to help our neighbors in need.

The Souper Bowl of Caring is a national effort to mobilize communities, especially the youth, to fight hunger in their cities and towns. The vision is to transform Super Bowl weekend – the first Sunday in February – into a huge endeavor to collect and donate money and food items to local food pantries during the week leading up to the big game. Local participants can share in the national effort by registering their groups at http://www.souperbowl.org/.

In photos:

WBA players and Sixth Graders at Galvin Middle School, Henry Stikeman, Bobby Keegan, and Luke Hendriks, help collect, deliver and sort food items as part of the Souper Bowl of Caring to support the Wakefield Interfaith Food Pantry. These players are also active in the Galvin Community Service Club.

Patrick Bertini and Jake Hinchey, WBA players and Sixth Graders at Galvin Middle School involved in the Community Service Club, share their time and muscles in collecting and stacking food items for the Souper Bowl of Caring to benefit the Wakefield Interfaith Food Pantry.

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