PIQUA — Individuals attending the Piqua-Greenville games on Wednesday, Dec. 20, are encouraged to bring canned foods to be donated to the Bethany Center to spread the holiday spirit.
“The winner of the ‘Battered Can Award’ will be determined after the Piqua-Greenville game played in Greenville on Tuesday, Feb. 14,” said Juliya Hsiang, president of the Piqua High School Key Club.
“The school with the highest number of canned food items donated during these two games will receive the ‘Battered Can Award’ between the first and second quarter of the varsity game in Greenville.
“We are excited to be donating canned food items to our local food pantries especially since the holidays are here and the need is still very high,” Hsiang added. “Athletic Director Chip Hare also loved the idea and okayed it right away. Everyone attending the games can give back to their community this way.”
Key Club Adviser Kim Bean said boxes will be provided at the high school to collect the canned goods and game patrons are welcome to donate more than one item.
The freshman boys will begin play at 4:30. Admission will be $6 for adults and $4 for students and senior citizens.
Key Club is a high school group sponsored by the Piqua Kiwanis Club. The group is dedicated to volunteering, promoting leadership and sponsoring events for the youth in the community.
All high school students are invited to be part of the club, which meets on the second and fourth Mondays of the month at 2:30 p.m. in the PHS Library. PHS advisers are Kim Bean and Bonnie Jackson, with Mark Wion and Gretchen Roeth serving as Kiwanis Club advisors.