Wednesday, November 7, 2012

The Prep and La Salle to Join Forces to Assist Victims of Hurricane Sandy

Unless you live under a rock, you have at least some understanding that there lives fierce athletic rivalry between La Salle vs St. Joe’s Prep. When you think of the two schools, many athletic battles may come to mind. For some it may be compared to NFL rivalries such as the Eagles vs Giants or Pittsburgh vs Ravens. For some older folk maybe an Ali vs Frazier fight. But without a doubt, the game between these two successful athletic programs will have heavyweight championship characteristics. On Saturday, November 10th, two of the best teams in the state of Pennsylvania go head-to-head to see who will be crowned AAAA Catholic League Champions and move on for a spot in the PA State Championship Playoff.
With that being said, these two great institutions will be coming together for something even bigger than themselves. In light of hurricane last week St. Joseph's Prep and La Salle College High School will be joining forces off the field on Saturday to help those impacted by Hurricane Sandy. "In conjunction with the Philly Football Movement, a non-profit organization dedicated to teaching young athletes what it takes to be outstanding student-athletes and outstanding members of their communities, both schools are encouraging their communities to bring the following donations to Saturday's Philadelphia Catholic League AAAA Championship:
- Ready to Eat Foods (canned soup, chili, etc.)
- Diapers
- Toiletries
- Cleaning Supplies

All donations will be delivered to the Food Bank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties for families displaced and in need from the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy. Please bring your donations to the 1 p.m. game at Plymouth Whitemarsh High School Football Field. There will be a U-Haul at the front gate where students from the Prep and La Salle, as well as student-athletes who work with the Philly Football Movement, will be collecting the goods for donation."

In this devastation comes an opportunity to show what life is really about. The gesture by these groups speaks volumes about their schools.
(Provided by Chris Carabello, La Salle, and Bill Avington, SJ Prep)