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Lyon Athletics to Host Canned Food Drive

In an effort to come together as a department, Lyon College Athletics has announced it will host a canned food drive to support Our Father’s Table in Batesville, Arkansas. Our Father’s Table is a non-profit organization that helps feed the needy in the local community.

The canned food drive will take place on Oct. 28, 29 and Nov. 1 at three different athletic events.

The first event during the canned food drive will be the women’s basketball scrimmage versus Henderson State on Oct. 28 at 2 p.m. inside Becknell Gymnasium. Students, fans, and community members can get their first look at the women’s basketball team before they begin their quest for an eighth straight NAIA National Tournament appearance by donating canned food items upon entrance to the scrimmage.

The second event of the canned food drive will take place on the following day during the JV volleyball match against Henderson State at 6 p.m. on Oct. 29. The team will host a Trunk-or-Treat after the match, in which upperclassmen players will be dressed up in costume and passing out candy donated by the men’s wrestling team to children in attendance. A costume contest will also be held between the second and third sets with prizes given to the top three costumes. In order to participate in the Trunk-or-Treat or the costume contest, a canned food item must be donated upon entrance to the match.

The final event will take place on Nov. 1 with the softball team hosting a Halloween intersquad scrimmage. The softball team will be dressed up in their Halloween costumes during their scrimmage. Fans can come out and enjoy the fun and drop off a canned food item at the entrance to House Field.