TCU and Oregon joined forces at the 2016 Valero Alamo Bowl to fight hunger in San Antonio. Each team launched a touchdown pledge challenge and invited fans to raise money for the San Antonio Food Bank. Fans around the country had the opportunity to pledge a donation for every point both teams scored during the game.
In a spectacular rally, TCU matched the largest comeback in college football bowl history with a 47-41 win in triple overtime against Oregon in the Alamo Bowl. It was an unforgettable finish. But before lights were turned, before fans entered the stadium and before the first touchdown was scored, both teams decided to use their national stage to give back to the San Antonio community by launching the Fight Hunger Challenge. Fans were able to pledge donations for every point their favorite team scored during the bowl game - all to help fight hunger in Southwest Texas.
Fighting Hunger with the San Antonio Food Bank
Oregon and TCU launched the Fight Hunger Challenge in order to benefit the San Antonio Food Bank, which provides food and grocery products to more than 500 partner agencies in 16 counties throughout Southwest Texas. The mission of the SAFB is to fight hunger in Southwest Texas through food distribution, programs, education, and advocacy. Every dollar donated helps provide 7 meals through the San Antonio Food Bank. Over 36% of SAFB clients are children and 67% have incomes below the federal poverty level.
During the Alamo Bowl, fans were able to raise nearly $3,000 and provided 20,482 meals to the San Antonio Food Bank. In the first half TCU scored 0 points but was able to score 31 points in the second half to send the game into overtime. The final score was 47-41. TCU won the game as well as the Fight Hunger Challenge. You can visit the Fight Hunger Challenge campaign here: www.pledgeit.org/matchup/alamobowl.
Published on January 12, 2016
by JohnPaul Bennett
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