DOVER, Del. - Wesley College Athletic Director Mike Drass needed several burly student-athletes to assist him in transporting all of the boxes of canned goods and non-perishable food items that the Wolverines collected as part of NCAA Division III Week from the trunk of a car to his office on Monday morning.
Wesley student-athletes were busy sorting the collected items into piles of cans, non-perishable boxed items, and other categories. The donation will be boxed up and sent to the Food Bank of Delaware in Milford, Del. where all the collected items will go toward feeding Delaware's less-fortunate.
The Wolverines paid tribute to three of the key components of being a student-athlete: community service, academic achievement, and athletic achievement. Student-athletes who reached outstanding achievements both on the field and in the classroom were honored at halftime of the lacrosse games on Wednesday. To celebrate the community service aspect of being a student-athlete, the Wesley Athletic Department held canned good collections at each of Wesley's seven different home athletic events during Division III Week. At each event, student-athletes volunteered their time to collect canned goods from fans of both Wesley athletic teams and visiting teams in attendance.
Coach Drass was thrilled with the amount of food items collected, "Our athletic department has had a great relationship with the Delaware Food Bank and our student-athletes have done a great job with putting this together as part of Division III Week," said the athletic director. "The amount of time and effort put into this food drive by our student-athletes and the amount of food collected show just how much the Dover community means to this school and our student-athletes."
For more information on the Food Bank of Delaware, visit www.fbd.org