Canned food drive to precede Nov. 23 Newberry basketball double-header
Monday, November 22, 2004 | by by Ryan Gross, Newberry Sports Information

NEWBERRY, S.C. Ė The first basketball double-header of the 2004-05 season is coming up this Tuesday, November 23rd for the Newberry Indians, but competition on the hardwood isnít the only thing happening at Eleazer Arena.

The Newberry College Athletic Department has made arrangements with several homeless care-giving organizations to provide a canned food drive before the game.  Fans attending both the games are asked to bring as many canned, non-perishable food items as they can carry to the game, which will be collected by the athletic department and distributed to the homeless.

Itís going to be great night not only to support your menís and womenís basketball teams, but to make a difference in the lives of thousands of fellow South Carolinians.  The festivities begin promptly at 6 p.m. as the Lady Indians take on Coker.  The menís home debut against Erskine will immediately follow the Newberry/Coker contest.