The University of Wisconsin-Superior’s Yellowjacket Athletics has announced its schedule for the third-annual Week of Giving, Dec. 1-10.
“As a department, we’re very excited to once again be dedicating time in early December to give back to the community,” said Nick Bursik, UW-Superior athletics director. “Our student-athletes and staff look forward to this week. All of the different activities during the course of the week let us do something to benefit many different groups that need help during the season.”
During the noon hour Dec. 3, student-athletes will wrap gifts for families that have placed requests on the UW-Superior Giving Tree.
From 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. Dec. 4, student-athletes will be at Super One Harbor View, 2202 E. Second St., Superior, ringing bells for the Salvation Army.
The “Caroling for Cans” food drive is also back for another year. Student-athletes will go door-to-door throughout Superior on Dec. 6 from 6:30 until 8 p.m. collecting donations benefiting the food shelf at St. Vincent de Paul.
“Last year was our best year in terms of food donations, and we were able to donate almost 1,000 pounds of food to the food shelf,” Bursik said. “We hope this year will be even better. We’re adjusting the time that we’ll be out caroling to hopefully find more people at home and ultimately collect more donations.”
The Week of Giving will tie into the Yellowjacket Cause Game efforts for the year. On Dec. 7, Yellowjacket Athletics will have staff members volunteering at a pair of events at Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank. They’ll be at the “Have a Heart, Help a Neighbor” drive-up food donation from 5-9 a.m., and then at the food bank from 10 a.m. to noon.
The women’s hockey game Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. will be the team’s Cause Game, with proceeds from jersey sales and apparel sales going to the food bank. There will also be no admission fee for the game, but those in attendance are encouraged to make a donation at the door.
Yellowjacket Athletics will close out the week by volunteering Dec. 9 from 5-9 p.m. at Bentleyville in Duluth.
During all Week of Giving home games, Yellowjacket Athletics will be collecting toys to benefit the Superior Fire Department’s Toys for Tots toy drive.