Hunger Takes No Holiday II campaign is underwayWith local business, private individuals, Superior High School, Super One Food Stores, The Chamber, Grizzly’s, 3 on 3 basketball tournaments in April, and some Superior churches getting involved, Lance and Billy cannot be happier with all who have stepped up to the plate to help.
By: By Don Leighton, Superior Telegram
With local business, private individuals, Superior High School, Super One Food Stores, The Chamber, Grizzly’s, 3 on 3 basketball tournaments in April, and some Superior churches getting involved, Lance and Billy cannot be happier with all who have stepped up to the plate to help. During the course of our campaign which ends on Memorial Day, updates as to our progress and the details as to what businesses and people have risen to our ambitious challenge, will be documented. Raising $20,000 for the Second Harvest Food Bank and to collect two tons of food to help the Northwest Wisconsin Community Food Bank and the Nutrition on Weekends program at the National Bank of Commerce are lofty goals but can be reached because of the generosity of our great people.
By reaching these goals, over 100,000 meals can be provided by Second Harvest and many others can be helped by the two tons of food we will collect. All food and donations stay within the community. Times are tough, especially for kids of our area.
More will be coming, future events are being finalized, and some really great people have contributed already. Gene Oveson and his lovely wife Bev were the first to help. The grandparents of UWS basketball great, Dan Culy, have sent assistance from Indiana. George and Mary Jean Culy were the first to respond through the mail. Lance likes getting mail. A couple of close personal friends of Lance, Patricia Engstrom and Isabell Tusin, made Lance happy. Richard and Joann Forsythe have the eastern end of our reading area represented as they sent a check from Iron River.
We need more help. To all of the friends, acquaintances, and those unknown to Don Leighton and Mike Granlund and their alter egos, Lance Boyle and Billy Pirkola, please send us a donation of $5 or more and feel good about yourself. Checks can be made to Hunger Takes No Holiday, Year Two, and sent to Don Leighton, 10B Hayes Court, Superior, WI 54880. Cash can be sent to his Cayman Island Post Office Box —just kidding.
Circle in red a very special date, April 10. Set some time aside, find someone to let the dog out, bring the kids, and make it to Wessman Arena in Superior for a benefit for Kris Hansen, one of Lance’s closest friends. Kris has been battling cancer and is beating that dreaded scourge. More will be coming in subsequent articles about this day, but suffice it to say, you will not go away hungry and will have the chance to take home some incredible autographed sports related and community donated items. Tickets for this soiree will be on sale at Grizzly’s, at 3400 Tower Avenue in Superior, next week. Tickets will also be on sale next week in the schools in the Northwestern School District, where Kris is a teacher. Lance and Billy will see you at Wessman Arena on April 20.
Fans of the Spartan basketball teams better show up in force tonight when the conference champion girls play Ashland at 7:30. JV action begins at 5:45 p.m. First round tournament action for the boys begins on Saturday at 3 p.m. when they face Chippewa Falls. By winning, the boys will play in the Sectionals held at DC Everest in Schofield, WI on March 10 and 12.
The Northwestern boys host Spooner at 7:30 p.m. tonight and look to advance to the regional championship in Rice Lake on Saturday.
Good luck to Superior and Northwestern players and fans.