Who says football games are all rivalry? The Student Government Associations of Stephen F. Austin and Sam Houston are taking advantage of a neutral field to help the Ronald McDonald House. Students from both organizations will be on their respective campuses collecting easy to prepare and instant food items for families living at the house in Houston. Their collections will be presented to the Ronald McDonald house on October 23rd before the Battle of the Pineywoods at Reliant Stadium.
“We really wanted to find a way to give back to the community and join with Sam Houston to promote school spirit and sportsmanship.” said SFA SGA President Andy Teel. “We tend to take our rivalry so seriously but we also want to show we are student leaders and can work together on this important project. So many of these families have such deep needs that a cup of soup can help them make it through the day. We know its small but every bit helps.” he added.
Students, faculty and staff can drop off donation items at tables set-up in front of the Baker Pattillo Student Center on October 20 and 21 from 10 AM – 1 PM. Donations will also be accepted in the SGA office in the Student Center. Items needed include canned tuna and chicken, cereal, soup, cake and brownie mix, coffee and coffee creamer, instant oatmeal, pop-tarts, instant tea, fruit cups, snack crackers, and popcorn. Also, families can use gift cards to major retailers to purchase essential items. For more information call SGA at 468-3500 or email Sarah Feye, SGA Vice-President at email@example.com.