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Cambridge feeder lacrosse teams hold charity food drive

The U11, U13 and U15 Cambridge Bears feeder lacrosse teams made a large donation to the food pantry at North Fulton Community Charities in Roswell. KATIE VANBRACKLE. (click for larger version)
November 14, 2012
MILTON, Ga. — Members of the Cambridge Bears feeder lacrosse teams in Milton delivered several large loads of food and household goods to the food pantry at North Fulton Community Charities (NFCC) in Roswell on Oct. 30.

The young athletes, ranging in age from 9 to 15, were welcomed by Kevin Tracy, NFCC's volunteer coordinator, who greatly appreciated their donations. Tracy explained to the boys how the food pantry works and the great need it fills in the North Fulton community.

"Our panty shelves are running very low right now, and this large donation will make a huge difference," said Tracy. "It would be great if more local teams would do this sort of thing."

The Bears were pleased to learn that their efforts would help feed 100 families for two weeks.

Fran Ritter from the Cambridge Feeder Lacrosse Board of Directors said the food drive was planned as a way to teach the young athletes how important it is to give back to the local community.

"This was a great way to end our fall season, and we look forward to finding new service projects for the players each season," she said.

Participating in the food drive were coach Thomas Bode's U11 team, coach Cliff Driggers' U13 team and coach Scott Lehew's U15 team.

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