DAVIS, Calif. – UC Davis men’s basketball fans will have an opportunity to receive discounted admission for Sunday’s home opener against Northern Arizona University simply by bringing a canned or non-perishable food with them to The Pavilion.
All proceeds received will be donated to the Food Bank of Yolo County to help local families in need.
“This is part of our educational responsibility to student-athletes," said head coach Jim Les. "It is important to help others, especially during this time of year with Thanksgiving approaching. Working with the Food Bank of Yolo County has been a tremendous experience.”
Donors will have the opportunity to purchase reserved seats for 10 dollars, or general admission tickets for five.
Located in Woodland, Calif., the Food Bank of Yolo County began as an all-volunteer organization in 1970 that focused its efforts on alleviating hunger and malnutrition in Yolo County. Today, hundreds of dedicated volunteers work in the Food Bank’s front office, at special events and organize donation and food drives in an effort to help as many as 20,000 individuals - nearly 10 percent of the population of Yolo County - each month.
“The community does so much for UC Davis and the athletics department that we wanted to find a way to have the everyone in the program give back. We wanted to create a culture that encourages people to help others in and around Davis.”
Individuals who are interested in volunteering for, or donating their time and/or additional items to the Food Bank of Yolo County are encouraged to visit www.foodbankyc.org.
Tip-off for Sunday’s UC Davis-NAU matchup will take place at 2 p.m.