Basketball Team to Assist in "War on Hunger'
This Ones For the Girls will be held Feb.
20 when the Auburn womens basketball team hosts No. 1-ranked
LSU for the annual Regions Bank Cram The Coliseum.
Ones For The Girls will be the theme of the day. The
World Food Programmes War on Hunger Campaign at Auburn University
brings to the forefront the issue of hunger and malnutrition that
women in this world face.
Auburn head coach Nell Fortner was named the Auburn University spokesperson
for the War on Hunger on Jan. 27 of this year. Along with Coach
Fortner, center Marita Payne is the student-athlete representative.
In an effort to continue to raise awareness of chronic hunger it
the world, the annual womens basketball Cram The Coliseum,
sponsored by Regions Bank, will put this issue in the spotlight.
Out of the 842 million hungry in the world, 70 percent are women
and girls, and 17 million children are born underweight each year
because their mothers are malnourished. The World Food Programme
is committed to helping women gain access to lifes basic needs
equally along side of men.
In Auburn and LSUs last meeting, Auburn fell just short of
a road victory with a final score of 57-52 with over 14,000 in attendance
on Jan. 30 of this season.
The Tigers are attempting to pack Beard-Eaves-Memorial Coliseum
as a donation of 19 cents will be made for every person in attendance
to benefit the AU War on Hunger Campaign.
This game is free to anyone who donates canned food items at the
gate, which will also benefit the East Alabama Food Bank. In addition,
there will be a competition between local schools. At halftime,
Coach Fortner will present the school that has the most in attendance
with a $2,000 check.
The WFP can feed children for just 19 cents a day. Along the concourse
of the coliseum will be 19 cent canisters where you can donate to
help feed the children.