HARRISON, N.Y. - It's a drive that will result in a different kind of touchdown. Harrison's Huskies football team has organized a "Souper" Bowl canned soup drive for this weekend that will be donated to a local food pantry.
"We are all very excited about this project," said Janice Varmon of the Harrison Football program. "Community service instills strong values in our student athletes and it is something Coach [Art] Troilo, the teams and the Booster Club feel strongly about and hope to be more active in this area during 2012."
Harrison football players will be collecting canned soup on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. outside Harrison's A&P Supermarket. Players on the varsity and junior varsity level will be involved.
The drive was organized by Troilo and the Booster Club after a successful "Pink Out" event raised money for breast cancer awareness last year during the season. Troilo said he was hoping to have his team participate in several other community service projects throughout the year, with the "Souper" Bowl drive being the first.
Close to 40 Harrison students signed up for the drive's one-hour slots on Saturday and Varmon said all the players were looking forward to the event.
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