It’s a small car and a big goal.
Brock’s Department of Athletics is asking for help to Stock the Scion for Community Care of St. Catharines and Thorold, a holiday food drive with the goal of packing a Scion iQ - think the Smart Car meets the Mini - to the gills with non-perishables for the food bank.
To help, the Brock men’s and women’s basketball teams are hosting the Queen’s Gaels for the Stock the Scion event on Friday, with the hope of not only netting a few baskets but also 2,500 pounds of food.
Game-goers are asked to bring a non-perishable food item to the games, which start at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. in the Bob Davis gym, and receive $2 off the regular game ticket price.
Community Care bins are also located at the Walker Complex welcome desk and beside the cage for staff and students to drop off donations.
“As Brock student-athletes, we receive support from the community and now it is our time to give back,” said Brianne Vale, Brock University Athletic Council vice-president. “It is important, especially during the holiday season, to support those people in our community who need our assistance.”
Community Care serves as many as 150 families or about 450 people every day. The agency distributes about 3,000 pounds of food daily, including emergency food packages for those who are experiencing difficulties.
“Our 27 varsity teams not only strive to be the best in their respective sport, they spend countless hours raising funds for their programs, yet still find time to raise awareness for the needs of our community,” said Robert Hilson, Athletics director.