Tempe, AZ Jan 10, 2011 In the continuation of a unique partnership with The University of Arizona and Arizona State University, State Farm Insurance is sponsoring the Territorial Cup Series Food Fight. The purpose of the Food Fight is to collect as much food as possible at selected sporting events where the UA plays ASU. The next game will be the UA vs. ASU basketball game on Saturday, January 15, at the McKale Center in Tucson, AZ.
Even after the holidays, more than ever, local Arizona food banks need contributions to help meet the increased demand from people needing assistance. State Farm is challenging all fans attending this game to bring non-perishable food to donate. There will be multiple food drop locations surrounding the McKale Center. Look for Collection Point signs and bins and people wearing State Farm T-Shirts to assist you.
Recipient of the donated food will be the Community Food Bank. "The Community Food Banks challenge is to ease hunger in Arizona. We are thankful for the partnership with UA4Food, and State Farm. This unique partnership goes a long way in helping us meet that challenge" said Jack Parris , Marketing and Communications Manager, Community Food Bank.
"The aim of our partnership is to not only spotlight athletic programs offered by each university, but also to help alleviate hunger in the community and address the educational funding challenges each university is currently experiencing," said State Farm Vice President-Agency Laura Kunewa. "State Farm is proud to be a part of such a storied past of two nationally renowned universities.
Gus Miranda, State Farm Insurance, (480) 293-6017
Tom Duddleston, University of Arizona, (520)621-0917
Gary Knudson, AdSport, (602) 502-6987 (M)
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The University of Arizona's athletics department embraces competition in 19 sport programs for men and women. A member of the Pacific-10 Conference since 1978, the UA is a NCAA Division I member and the state's only member of the Association of American Universities. More than 500 student-athletes are part of a student body of some 37,000. The University was founded in 1885.