EL PASO - May 17, 2017 - The El Paso Chihuahuas are teaming up with Whataburger to host the third annual food drive at Southwest University Park. The drive will take place Friday, May 19 through Monday, May 22 when the Chihuahuas host the Oklahoma City Dodgers (Los Angeles Dodgers affiliate) and will benefit the El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank.
Fans are encouraged to donate non-perishable food items as they enter through the gates of Southwest University Park during the home series. All items will go towards the El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank.
Chihuahuas fans who donate three (3) or more canned goods, non-perishable food items, or a minimum monetary contribution of $1, Whataburger will give each donor one (1) coupon good for a free Whataburger, while supplies last. Every $1 donation produces up to 10 meals.
"It is a privilege to team up with Whataburger and Chihuahuas fans to help the El Pasoans Fight Hunger Food Bank where we all can make a significant positive impact on our community," said Vice President and General Manager Brad Taylor.
Food collection will take place at the Santa Fe Gate entrance one hour before each game during the series. Fans are asked to donate canned vegetables and fruits, soups, high protein items such as tuna and peanut butter, boxed pastas and cereals, and staples such as packaged rice and beans. Fans may also make monetary donations.
The Chihuahuas and Whataburger exceeded their 2016 goal, collecting more than 10,000 meals to feed local homeless, including 397 pounds of food equaling 330 meals. The Chihuahuas are looking to meet or exceed the 2017 goal of 10,000 meal donations during the drive.
"Whataburger is looking forward to working with the El Paso Chihuahuas to fight hunger in our city," said Whataburger Director of Operations Henry Apodaca. "When our neighbors are in need, it's important to treat them like family and do what we can to help. Thanks to the generous support of Chihuahua fans and loyal Whataburger customers, we're grateful for the opportunity to serve the El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank."
In addition to the food drive, the Chihuahuas Volunteer Pack presented by Helen of Troy will be volunteering at the El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank headquarters on Saturday, May 20 from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. The Pack, alongside Whataburger representatives, will be assisting with sorting food, cleaning, office work, and other duties as needed at the warehouse. Anyone interested in joining the Helen of Troy Volunteer Pack can register here: bit.ly/All_Paws_In.
Great seats are still available for the homestand and are on sale now at epchihuahuas.com or by calling (915) 533-BASE. Guests are encouraged to purchase early and from the Chihuahuas Box Office for the best rates!
The remainder of the homestand includes:
Thursday, May 18, 2017 | Gates: 5:30 p.m. | First Pitch: 6:35p.m.
Thrifty Thursday presented by KLAQ, KFOX, Univision, TriColor, What's Up
Thank You Thursday
Friday, May 19, 2017 | Gates: 6 p.m. | First Pitch: 7:05p.m.
Mascot Mania presented by GECU
Flat Screen Friday presented by KTSM and Hot 93.5 FM
Saturday, May 20, 2017 | Gates: 6 p.m. | First Pitch: 7:05p.m.
Pirate Eye Patch Giveaway
Fireworks Spectacular presented by KVIA and KISS FM
Sunday, May 21, 2017 | Gates: 5 p.m. | First Pitch: 6:05 p.m.
GECU Bark at the Park
Clifford the Big Red Dog presented by KCOS
Kids Day presented by KCOS, Telemundo, Sunny 99.9
Kids Socks Giveaway
Monday, May 22, 2017 | Gates: 9:30 a.m. | First Pitch: 11:05 a.m.
Baseball In Education - Art
Military Monday presented by KHEY Country and Power 102
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