WAREHAM – The Wareham High School Viking boys’ basketball team is hosting its third annual “Cans for Kids” Children’s Food Drive when the team hosts the Case High School Cardinals at home Friday night.
The Vikings are coming off a 58-56 victory over GNB Voc-Tech Tuesday night to go 10-3 overall, 9-1 SCC, and qualify for the postseason.
The Standard-Times reported on the GNB Voc-Tech win, “With 10 seconds left, Taylor Carlson was double-teamed on a pick-and-roll and found Dominic Labelle rolling to the hoop for the go-ahead basket.”
The team will be collecting “kid” friendly canned and non-perishable foods, which can be dropped off from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. Friday at the Wareham High School gym and during both the JV game vs. Case at 5 p.m. and the varsity game at 6:30 p.m.
Coach Stephen Faniel noted, “What we’re asking for is everybody that comes to the game to bring a non-perishable food item. And we donate those food items to the local pantries around Wareham. It’s a community service thing that we do every year.”
Coach Faniel and team members will assist in packing up the donations and delivering them to the children/families in need. It’s a great time to help because donations to food banks often slump after the holidays.
Coach Faniel has also invited all the Wareham JBA boys’ and girls’ teams and the Wareham travel boys’ and girls’ teams as his guests to this “Cans for Kids” game, and they are asked to please bring a canned or non-perishable food item to support the food drive.
Suggested canned donations include soups, SpaghettiOs, and vegetables, as well as jars of peanut butter or jelly, boxes of breakfast cereals, Pop Tarts, granola bars, cookies.