On Tuesday, October 8, the Berkshire Badgers volleyball team will play a match to help the hungry in Geauga County. The match, The Hunger Game, themed after the wildly popular book and movie series, will take place at the Berkshire High School Gym, and will benefit the Geauga Hunger Task Force.
There are commemorative T-shirts currently for sale at the school. The shirts are $10, or $8 with the donation of a non-perishable food item. Please contact the Athletic Office at 440-834-3380 for more information.
In Geauga County, about 300 families struggle to put 3 square meals on the table each day. The Geauga Hunger Task Force, with its seven food pantries dispersed throughout the county, works with the United Way to help fix this. The Geauga Hunger Task Force relies on the generosity of the people in the community, and the girls on the Berkshire Badgers Volleyball Team want to do their part.
The team has run other fundraisers over the years, but this one is special. “There are few things more important to any person than a meal,” says Berkshire Principal, Steven Reedy. “This game is about neighbors helping neighbors.”
“The work of the Geauga County Hunger Task Force is pivotal to the community, and our girls realize this, and are eager to participate,” adds head coach Tim Percic.
The Badgers volleyball team can empathize with the Geauga Hunger Task Force, as the team is a “pay to play” program due to budget constraints. Each year the team has to run its own fundraisers to cover the costs of equipment, transportation and facilities. Despite this, the players insist on an annual event where they can give back to the community.
This year’s event is meant to be a fun time for all who attend. Any attendee bringing food items to donate can be entered into a drawing for the “best seats in the house.” There will be other raffles and fun ways to give too.
The Berkshire Junior Varsity match begins at 5:00 PM, with varsity match following at 6:30 PM.
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