Cans Across the Conference has come to a close and Mary Baldwin student-athletes have turned in their final can count. The Fighting Squirrels collected a total of 5,835 items for the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank, and finished 3rd out of 19 schools in the USA South Conference competition. That number includes $1,339 in donations, which the food bank will use to provide 5,356 meals for locals in need.
MBU student-athletes crushed their previous best of 2,000 items, along with this year’s goal of 4,000 items. Since they exceeded their goal, the athletic department is planning to host an event on Monday where our athletic trainer, Charlie Angersbach, will be pied in the face. The event will take place at the Mary Baldwin Physical Activities Center at 4pm, all are welcome to attend.
The student-athletes want to give a special thanks to Professor Melissa Anderson Morgan who hosted a “Can Can for cans” dance class to help collect items. The class had a great turn out and we hope to have another next year. They also want to thank the patrons of Kroger, Food Lion, Staunton YMCA, VWIL and PEG, as well as all who contributed to help make this food drive a success.
Pennies for a Purpose is the spring community service project, and is set to begin at the start of the semester on January 8th.
"Can Can for cans"