Game to feature fundraiser

WEIRTON – More than rivalry and pride will be on the line during the Weir High School-Madonna High School boys basketball game Jan. 18 – each school’s Interact Club will be promoting a food collection and fundraiser for the Weirton-based Community Bread Basket, which provides food assistance and social services to low-income local residents.

“We are asking students and adults attending the game to bring in nonperishable foods to help Community Bread Basket in feeding the hungry of our community,” said Jim Pauchnik, Bread Basket publicity chair.

In addition to supporting their respective schools, those attending the game also are asked to support the Bread Basket in a friendly competition to see which school community can contribute the most toward the charity, suggested Weir Athletic Director Mike Delre.

“This is a great opportunity for our Weir High boys basketball team to contribute to the community,” said Head Coach MikeGranato.

Anyone attending the game is encouraged to bring in nonperishable goods and deposit them in each school’s respective containers. There will also be an opportunity to make monetary contributions toward the charity the night of the game.