Buckeye, Tiger fans team up to help fight hunger in Arizona

PHOENIX (WCMH) — Tomorrow, they are opponents on the field. Today, they are teammates.

Ohio State Buckeyes and Clemson Tigers of all ages came together Friday to give back to the community in Phoenix. They met at the St. Mary’s Food Bank alliance, which helps thousands in Arizona.

With the best damn band in the land providing the perfect soundtrack, everyone from Archie Griffin to Shelley Meyer to even the offensive coordinator’s son went to work, helping to make a difference somewhere miles away from Columbus.

OSU President Michael Drake was also among the dignitaries helping to pack around 8,000 boxes worth of food.

“…you won’t be able to tell who’s a trustee, a student, an alum, a coach, a dean, who is from Clemson, who is from Ohio State, we’re all working together,” Drake said.

Clemson president Jim Clements was also there.

“We’re here to serve. So this is great. We’re honored that Michael asked us to participate and we’re going to make a difference in the community, that’s what this is all about,” he said.


NBC4i.com provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s