Winthrop Athletics and Back the Pack teamed up for a donation drive at the recent Winthrop Eagles and High Point game. Elementary students, staff, family and friends were able to attend the game free by donating a food item to the Back the Pack program. Parents and children from each of the 17 elementary schools came out to support their schools and to enjoy the games. The school with the most supporters at the game won $2,000 for their school. Congratulations to Richmond Drive elementary on their win! Supporters also had the opportunity to support Back the Pack by purchasing a ticket for a chance to win a 16GB 3G Apple iPad from Comporium.
More than 1000 people came out to support this event and Back the Pack collected approximately 6,000 lbs. of food making this the largest food donation from one single community event in the programs history.
Thank you to the Rock Hill community for your support and a special thank you to Jennifer Graham for putting this event together.