Aug. 31, 2005
For Immediate Release
To: News Directors and News Editors
From: Veronika Avery, Assistant Director of Media Relations,
ULM, the United Way and the Food Bank Host Hurricane Katrina
Food Drive at September 1, Football Game
In the wake of the devastation
caused by Hurricane Katrina, students at the University of Louisiana
at Monroe, the United Way of Northeast Louisiana and the Food
Bank of Northeast Louisiana are hosting a food drive tomorrow,
September 1, at the ULM/United Way Kickoff Classic 2005. The
game begins at 7 p.m.
To help make the food drive a success, everyone coming to the
game is asked to bring with them "Cans and Cash."
Those attending the game may drop off these items at one
of five locations with ULM student volunteers:
Both entrances on the West or home side of the stadium
1. Both entrances on the East or student side of the stadium
2. The Alumni Association tent located in the grove
What is needed: (1) pop-top cans of
food and any ready to eat food - food that you can eat right
out of the can or box (granola bars and/or individual servings
of apple sauce, etc). We will not turn away any canned or dry
good but we will not be able to accept any item in a glass jar
or container; (2) we also need cash. All monies collected
will be given to the Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana and they
will be purchasing food for distribution to those in need.
If you reside in northeast Louisiana and want to know more about
how you can help, please contact Denna McGrew at the local
United Way office: 318-325-3869 / firstname.lastname@example.org
The University of Louisiana Monroe Athletics Department and the
United Way of Northeast Louisiana have joined together to kickoff
the 2005 seasons for both groups. The Kickoff Classic marks the
beginning of the United Way's 2005 Annual Campaign and the 2005
ULM football season.
The game is scheduled to be televised
on KTVE Region 10 and Cox Sports Television. Tickets for the
game are available through the ULM Ticket Office at Malone Stadium
Topping off this signature community
celebration will be special performances by country music star
Lee Greenwood. Greenwood will sing the National Anthem to begin
the game and perform at halftime with ULM's Sound of Today marching
band, concluding with his signature song "God Bless the
USA" and a fireworks extravaganza.
For this and other ULM news
online visit www.ulm.edu. While there,
check out ULM's on-line
calendar for all of ULM's upcoming events.