On Friday, November 23rd, the Brock Men’s and Women’s Basketball teams will host the Queen’s Gaels for the ”Stock the Scion” event, where the Brock Badgers will look to collect 2,500 pounds of food for Community Care.
“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 finding time to raise awareness for the needs of our community,” said Director of Athletics Robert Hilson.
Community Care of St. Catharines & Thorold is the oldest consecutively run food bank in Ontario. Their clients visit every other month or six times a year. In a day, they process as many as 150 families representing over 450 people a day. They distribute approximately 3,000 pounds of food, literally over a tonne a day, including emergency bags for those who are experiencing difficulties.
“As Brock student-athletes, we receive support from the community and now it is our time to give back,” said Brock women’s hockey player and Athletic Council Vice-President Brianne Veale. “It is important, especially during the holiday season, to support those people in our community who need our assistance.”
The games are scheduled for 6 and 8pm at the Bob Davis Gymnasium. With a non-perishable food item, you will receive a $2 discount off the regular ticket price.
Community Care bins will be located at the Walker Complex Welcome Desk and beside the CAGE beginning next week. We encourage the entire Brock community to assist in this important initiative that helps people during the holiday season.