Sioux Falls, SD — The Sioux Falls Skyforce will proudly partner with South Dakota Corn and Feeding South Dakota to host the third annual Corn Week food drive and fundraiser. Corn Week will begin on Monday, March 13 and last through Saturday, March 18.
“We’re excited to team up with the Skyforce to support Feeding South Dakota, the state’s largest hunger-relief organization,” said Teddi Mueller, South Dakota Corn’s industry affairs director. “As the state’s No. 1 industry, agriculture is committed to doing its part to ensure that no one has to go hungry. In addition, Corn Week is an opportunity for South Dakotans, particularly Skyforce fans, to show their generosity by contributing much-needed food to this great cause.”
The food drive will take place from 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. at the Skyforce office from Monday, March 13 to Friday, March 17. All donations will go toward Feeding South Dakota. Upon donating food, you will receive four tickets to the SD Corn Association Game on Saturday, March 18, in which the Skyforce will take on the Los Angeles D-Fenders. Bins for food donations will also be set up at the Sanford Pentagon during the game on Saturday night.
Those who donate food at the game on Saturday evening will be given coupons good for 50% off of all Skyforce merchandise.
Along with food donations, fans will have the opportunity to raise money by purchasing a corn-themed jersey online. In order to purchase one of these jerseys, follow the link provided: http://skyforce.logoshop.com/. Fans will have the opportunity to choose whether they want a specific player to sign their jersey, or the entire team. Any jerseys that are not purchased online will be auctioned off at Saturday’s SD Corn Association Game. All proceeds will go to Feeding South Dakota.
Each jersey sold will either provide two Sioux Falls children with a backpack full of food every weekend for an entire school year, or it will provide an entire family with food for up to 10 weeks!
Over the last two seasons, the food drive and jersey auction raised over $14,000 and around 740 pounds of donated food. While that went a long way in supporting our community, the goal for 2017 is to match the total of the previous two seasons combined.
“Feeding South Dakota is once again both humbled and excited to partner with SD Corn and the Sioux Falls Skyforce again this year to raise food and funds for those who are hungry. Last year, this promotion helped to provide more than 45,000 meals for struggling individuals and families across the community,” said Matt Gassen, CEO of Feeding South Dakota.