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Sport Clubs Win Statewide Canned Food Drive

UNC Charlotte’s Sport Clubs program was the overall winner of the inaugural First in Flight Fight Against Hunger, a statewide canned food drive competition. All of the goods brought in by UNC Charlotte’s sport clubs were donated to the Niner Food Pantry, which provides assistance for undergraduate and graduate students who struggle with food insecurity.

For this food drive, 898 student-athletes from campus collected 2,200 pounds of canned food. Approximately 7,150 pounds of canned food was collected by the 11 collegiate sport clubs programs that participated.

"I am extremely proud of our sport club athletes for winning the inaugural First in Flight Fight Against Hunger and showing the other sport club programs across the state what it means to be a part of Niner Nation," said Max Mello, assistant director for sport clubs in the Recreational Services Department. "With these donations, we were able to make a significant impact in our campus community and help those less fortunate during the holidays."

Annual Valentine's Orchid Sale Scheduled

The University Botanical Gardens’ annual Valentine’s Orchid Sale will be 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 11 - 13, at the McMillan Greenhouse. Orchid prices will range from $15 to $40 at the sale.

This yearly event is a popular one with the community, according to Paula Gross, assistant director of the Botanical Gardens.

"During the sale, we invite you to stroll through the McMillan Greenhouse to soak in the warmth and fragrance of our display collections, ask questions of the experts, then choose from a select variety of healthy blooming orchids well-suited to the home environment."