Lamar Athletes Gathered 1,300 Pounds of Food at Scavenger Hunt
Oct. 17, 2007
BEAUMONT - The second-annual canned food scavenger hunt held by the Lamar University Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) on Monday night, raised 1,300 pounds of canned goods for the South East Texas Food Bank.
Members from all of Lamar's athletics teams met at Rogers Park at the corner of Dowlen and Gladys and split into small groups to search for the food from houses in the surrounding neighborhood. The canned goods were given to the South East Texas Food Bank on Tuesday evening as part of a presentation during the Big Red Mania pep rally.
Emelie Irving, the executive director of the South East Texas Food Bank was on hand to accept the donation and address the crowd in attendance at the Montagne Center. Irving thanked the athletes for their hard work and reminded them of the importance of what they accomplished with the scavenger hunt.