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The annual tongue-in-cheek game raises awareness and funds for important causes. This year, the two schools are coming together before Thanksgiving to “tackle hunger” with All Faiths Food Bank in Sarasota.
All proceeds from the game will go toward the Food Bank’s efforts to make sure no family goes without a meal this Thanksgiving. “We are so excited to be a part of this creative collaboration,” said Sandra Frank, All Faiths Food Bank’s executive director. “What a terrific combination of fun and competition, while helping our neighbors in need.”
In keeping with tradition, the festivities also will include pre-game and post-game music from Sarasota’s Cross Over Band, featuring vocalist Lena Lemon and guitarist/vocalist Ken Schwartz.
There also will be family-friendly entertainment sponsored by the New College Child Care Center, including face painting, bounce houses and games.
The colleges will continue the tradition of humiliating side wagers: The losing school’s president will be required to serenade the winners, karaoke-style, and the losing team will take pies to the face at the 50-yard line.
Admission for the community is $10, which includes food and beverages all day. Admission for students is free, but a donation of canned food is required to partake of food and drinks. (Paying attendees are encouraged to bring canned food donations as well.)
Kickoff is 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17, at the New College of Florida Fitness Center fields, on the college’s Pei Campus (east of Tamiami Trail). Come have fun watching great football and fight hunger in our community at Thanksgiving.