KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. The Oregon Tech Athletic Department, along with ASOIT, has announced that the 7th annual Blackout for Hunger is scheduled for this Saturday at Danny Miles Court when Oregon Tech hosts Northwest Christian University.
Oregon Tech fans are encouraged to dress in black and to bring a canned food or non-perishable food item for the Klamath-Lake Counties food bank.
OIT students, faculty, staff or community members who donate three non-perishable food items or a $5 donation to the food bank at the game will receive a free Blackout T-shirt while supplies last.
The women will take to the court at 4:00 p.m. and the men's team will play at 6:00 p.m. Ticket prices are: Reserved Seating $15; General: Adult $10, Seniors and Military $8, Non-OIT Students $4, Children 6 and under are Free. Oregon Tech Students, Faculty and Staff are free with ID.
This weekend will be the final regular season home games for both the OIT women and men. Both teams are currently 18-8 on the season and sit in fourth place in the Cascade Conference standing at 11-5 and look to host a home playoff game in the first round of the CCC playoffs.
Women game notes: Tonight is the 23rd meeting between Northwest Christian and the Lady Owls. The two teams split the series last year. NCU won the only match-up so far this season 69-59 in Eugene. The Owls hold a 16-6 all-time series lead over the Beacons.
Men game notes: Tonight marks the 57th time Northwest Christian and Oregon Tech have met on the hardwood. The Hustlin' Owls lead the series 43-13. The two teams split the regular season last year. The Beacons beat OIT earlier this year in overtime 123-121 in Eugene.
Food Bank Stats and Facts
Each dollar the Food Bank receives will access about 10 pounds of food or create about 8 meals!
The Food Bank has been serving Klamath and Lake Counties for 33 years.
- The Food Bank provided food to nearly 5,300 households over the past 12 months.
- The Food Bank provided food to assist in the preparation of 480,000 meals that fed children, seniors, the homeless and disabled people.
- The Food Bank distributes about 32,000 pounds of food weekly.
Who utilizes the food bank and the agencies we serve:
- People with disabilities
- Cancer treatment patients
- Hospice patients
- Those who have lost their job or had their work hours reduced
- Single parents
- Parents with special needs children
- Those who have suffered from an injury
- People without a home
- People who need a little help, for a little while, and don't want to ask for public assistance.
Households may fit more than one category. Example, John Doe is an 85-year-old veteran living with his disabled son.
We currently provide services throughout an 18,000 sq. mile area: Klamath Falls, Chemult, Chiloquin, Crescent, Dairy, Dorris, Beaver Marsh, Bly, Beatty, Sprague River, Bonanza, Merrill
MacDoel, Christmas Valley, Fort Rock, Silver Lake, Summer Lake, Malin, Keno, Paisley, Adel New Pine Creek, Lakeview, Tulelake, and Gilchrist.
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