PETERBOROUGH – Principal Heather McKillop is pleased to share the results of two recent philanthropic efforts led by ConVal High School student athletes.
Following its homecoming game on Friday, Sept. 16, where it hosted a local food drive as part of NH Tackles Hunger, the ConVal High School football team donated 1,840 pounds of nonperishable food items to the Peterborough Food Pantry. The Food Pantry will make the items available to community members in need.
In all, 200 pounds of food items were collected at the game, which was combined with the food purchased with a $250 Hannaford gift card donated by WMUR, $507 in cash donations and a $25 Shaw’s gift card.
The canned goods drive is organized by WMUR and the New Hampshire Food Bank, with schools across the state participating through Friday, Sept. 23.
Teacher Greg Morris’ advisory group earned a pizza party, donated by Friends of ConVal Athletics, for their efforts to collect the most donations of any advisory.
In addition, the ConVal field hockey team hosted its annual Pink Game on Tuesday, Sept. 27, to raise awareness and collect donations to benefit breast cancer research ahead of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. The Pink Game was part of the statewide Play for a Purpose event.
The money raised will benefit Dartmouth Hitchcock Cancer Center through baked goods sales, cash donations and online donations.