Fill the Bowl kicked off Bowl week on December 22nd. Fill the Bowl, presented by Achieva Credit Union, is a program that aims to give back to the community and is held in conjunction with Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay,Boys & Girls Clubs of The Suncoast and Feeding Tampa Bay to provide weekend meals for children in need.
Players from Marshall and UConn football teams, joined by kids from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay, competed against each other at Renaissance Vinoy Resort to see which team could pack all of their bags of weekend meals for children first. When finished, over 10,000 meals would be packed and ready to be delivered to Boys & Girls Club locations in the Tampa Bay area.
“Too many children in our community are hungry,” said Thomas Mantz, executive director of Feeding Tampa Bay. “One in four (children) wonder where their next meal will come from. We are so grateful to ESPN Events and the other sponsors who are joining us to feed the kids in our community who would otherwise go without. The game will be played out on the field, but the children will win.”
A video of players packing bags can be found on Feeding Tampa Bay’s Facebook Page.