Mascot shoot off to kick off Shire Food Fight!

News Source: MainLine Media News

Mainlinemedia MascotStudents from high schools across the region gathered at Lower Merion High School Thursday afternoon to help kick off Shire’s Great Food Fight! Benefiting Philabundance.

Seventeen schools are taking part from across South Eastern Pennsylvania including three Main Line schools — Lower Merion, Tredyffrin and Haverford High.

The goal of the drive is to collect 100 tons of food—the equivalent of 200,000 meals—in two weeks.

The winning school will collect a $10,000 first prize.

To start the campaign, mascots from the different schools took part in a 30 second basket shooting challenge with the winner getting 100 pounds of food, a head start for that school in the Food Fight.

“In 2012, we raised nearly 5.5 tons of food,” Lower Merion student organizer Julia Kramer-Golinkoff said. “The whole school was so inspired by the project and quickly got involved. We’re looking forward to this year’s [fundraiser] and the knowledge we are helping people in need.”

The winner of the mascot shoot out was a tie between Lankenau High School and Archbishop Wood.

The other high schools participating in Shire’s Great Food Fight!:

•Three Bucks County schools: Archbishop Wood High School, Holy Ghost Preparatory School, and Pennsbury High School.

•Six Chester County schools: Avon Grove Charter School, Center for Arts and Technology, Conestoga High School, Owen J. Roberts High School, Renaissance Academy, and Westtown School.

•Four Delaware County schools: Haverford Senior High School, Marple Newtown High School, Penncrest High School, and Sun Valley High School.

•Two Montgomery County schools: Lower Merion High School and North Montco Technical Career Center;

•Two Philadelphia County schools: Lankenau High School and William Penn Charter School.

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