CIAA Men & Women's Basketball Coaches & Staff Participate in Backpacking Event for Hungry Children in the Metrolina Region

CIAA Basketball Coaches & Staff

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina
500-B Spratt Street, Charlotte, NC 28206

Donna Ragan, SHFBM Marketing & Communications Manager
704.572.1812 or

Derek Ross, The D2 Group, LLC
919.423.5617 or


On Wednesday, October 4th, coaches from the CIAA (Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association) Men and Women’s Basketball teams and staff member will be onsite at Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina to participate in a volunteer event.   Their afternoon will be spent putting together backpacks for children in need.  The CIAA hopes to have at least 30 representatives in attendance to help with this volunteer event.

With over 527,000 people living in poverty, including over 188,000 children, Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina’s Backpack program is an integral part of their Child Hunger programming.  The backpack program provides a backpack full of nutritious, ready to eat or easy to prepare food that is sent home on weekends and holidays when school meals are not available.  Annually, the Food Bank provides over 166,000 backpacks at over 165 sites in 16 of the 19 counties that they serve.

Knowing that the need is great for children in the Metrolina area, the CIAA reached out and is eager to make a difference – they know that together we CAN end hunger.

Photo opportunities are available along with interviews with CIAA representatives.





About the CIAA

Founded in 1912, the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) is the first African American athletic conference and one of the most recognized conferences in Division II. The CIAA conducts 14 championships attended by more than 150,000 fans from around the country. Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, the CIAA is governed by the Presidents and Chancellors of its 12 member-institutions: Bowie State University, Chowan University, Elizabeth City State University, Fayetteville State University, Johnson C. Smith University, The Lincoln University of Pennsylvania, Livingstone College, Saint Augustine's University, Shaw University, Virginia State University, Virginia Union University and Winston-Salem State University. For more information on the CIAA, visit For more information on the CIAA Basketball Tournament, visit, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and Instagram.


About Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina
As part of Feeding America, Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina serves 19 counties in North and South Carolina.  In FY2016-2017, Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina distributed over 54 million pounds of food and household items to over 700 hunger feeding agencies including emergency pantries, soup kitchens, senior programs, shelters and low-income daycares.

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