Lubbock Christian University strikes out hunger

Lubbock Christian University strikes out hunger

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LUBBOCK, Texas -

Lubbock Christian University and the South Plains Food Bank have teamed up to strike out hunger and provide a family fun game day on April 14 at 11 a.m.

Come out to Hays Field to enjoy free food, games, activities, and watch as the LCU Chaps take on Texas A&M International. Bring five cans per person, or ten cans per family to participate in the pre-game activities, get a free meal, and admission to the baseball game.

Strike Out Hunger begins at 11 a.m. this Saturday, April 14, and is sponsored by Lubbock Christian University, Texas Tech Federal Credit Union, Bolinger, Segars, Gilbert & Moss, L.L.P., Aramark, and Powerhouse Nutrition. All proceeds will benefit the South Plains Food Bank and the 20 counties it serves.

Strike Out Hunger began in 2014 when Russell Dabbs, event coordinator and LCU School of Business professor, explored opportunities to help collect money and food items during the spring for the South Plains Food Bank.

“There is nothing more American than baseball, unless you couple that with lending a helping hand to your neighbor,” said LCU media relations coordinator, Shannon Sudduth. “This is a great way to spend a Saturday – watching baseball with your family, eating a free grilled hamburger, and providing food for the hungry of our community.”

Macy Lopez, marketing and communications manager of the SPFB, said, “The LCU community is an incredible partner of the food bank, as both organization’s core values are rooted in serving others. We can’t wait to join in the fun this weekend, all while ending hunger for our neighbors across the South Plains.”

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