CCYF food drive a success

By Paul Danzer, Columbian community sports reporter

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The Clark County Youth Football Jamboree Food Drive collected 67,130 pounds of food for the Clark County Food Bank.

A total of 56 CCYF teams participated in the food drive, which took pace on Aug. 23 in conjunction with the CCYF preseason jamboree at Kiggins Bowl.

Nolan Henry, a Union High School senior who has organized the last three CCYF Food Drives, said the success of the event is a reflection on both CCYF and the community.

"We are very lucky to live in such a generous and supportive community," said Henry, the Union High School quarterback. "This food drive really helps to stock up the Clark County Food Bank's shelves just before school starts and has made a true impact in our community."

A total of 27 teams each collected at least 500 pounds of food. Three teams exceeded 1,500 pounds of food: the eighth-grade Falcons (1,687.2 pounds), the seventh-grade Titans (1,539) and the sixth-grade Sharks (1,504.1). Those teams earned a pizza party courtesy of Pied Piper Pizza and local State Farm Insurance agents.

Those three teams also earned golf for their coach sponsored by Green Mountain Golf Course and Fairway Village, and a massage for their team parent from Priority Health Chiropractic and Massage.

Rose City Printing and Packaging and its employees held food drives that collected another 27,964 pounds of food.