Benefit basketball game helps area food banks

Benefit basketball game helps area food banks

CHARLOTTESVILLE, V.A. (WVIR) - Two central Virginia schools are committing to helping hungry people in their community this holiday season with a little friendly competition. Basketball teams from Buford and Burley middle schools played Monday night for the second annual benefit game.

The entrance fee was two cans of non-perishable food, all of which will be donated to the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank.

"Be closer friends and help one another a little bit better. From this game, I hope they take away the spirit of comradery. I hope they take away the spirit of the season and also the spirit of giving,” Harold Boyd, who organizes the food drive, said.

This year’s goal was to collect a ton of food for the food bank.

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