The Capital City Showdown is just around the corner, with the Huntingdon Hawks facing the Faulkner Eagles Saturday, September 18, at 7:00 p.m. at Cramton Bowl. But the competition on the field is only part of the annual showdown. Last year, the presidents of the Student Government Associations at each of the schools rallied their constituents to compete in a school supply drive, which ended in a virtual tie. This year, the drive is for canned foods to benefit the Montgomery Food Bank.
"The Huntingdon vs. Faulkner game has been a great addition to the community life here in Montgomery," says Huntingdon SGA president Cole Muzio, a senior political science major from Millbrook, Alabama. "It is my hope that the service aspect, beginning with last year's school supply collection and continuing with this year's canned food drive, can provide another dimension to this event. Just as the community gets excited about the football competition, I hope they will enthusiastically partner with us as we attempt to stomp out hunger in our community."
Regions Bank has stepped in to assist with collection efforts. Bins for collecting cans are available in each of the local branches, in addition to the bins located on each campus. Accounts have been set up at Regions Banks to accept monetary donations, as well, with each dollar equaling a pound of food. To donate, drop off your cans at any local Regions Bank, at the bins available at the game, or with the Huntingdon or Faulkner student life or community service offices prior to the Capital City Showdown. The winning school will be announced at half-time of the game.
Huntingdon proposed this year's challenge in step with its motto, "Enter to Grow in Wisdom; Go Forth to Apply Wisdom in Service." "Huntingdon is geared around service," says Muzio. "The purpose and mission of the College are to produce well-educated service-minded leaders who can make a positive impact in their communities. Our SGA seeks to live out this mission even as students."
Huntingdon College, grounded in the Judeo-Christian tradition of the United Methodist Church, is committed to nurturing growth in faith, wisdom, and service and to graduating individuals prepared to succeed in a rapidly changing world. Founded in 1854, Huntingdon is a coeducational liberal arts college.