Hanover Soccer Team Goes Orange
The Hanover Boys Soccer team is teaming with the Upper Valley Haven to promote the Haven’s “Go Orange With the Haven” project for the month of September.
The Marauder boys will be wearing orange socks in their home game with Londonderry on Tuesday, September 9th at 4:00 p.m. and encouraging all players, parents and spectators to donate non-perishable food items to the Haven’s Food Shelf.
Home teams in the NHIAA are required to wear all white, but Hanover was given special permission by the NHIAA to wear orange to highlight their commitment to the Haven.
“We collected 46 pound of food at our last home game”, commented Coach Rob Grabill, “and when I delivered it to the Haven, I learned about this month’s “Go Orange” promotion, and figured wearing orange at our next few home games would be a nice way to raise awareness.”
“Even if Hanover staff and students don’t come to our game on Tuesday, we’re hoping they can support us by beinging a non-perishable food item to school on Tuesday. We’ll have collection boxes in the Atrium, right next to Ford’s desk at the entrance.”
The Haven has also received a challenge grant from an anonymous donor, promising to match any cash donation for the Food Shelf for the entire month of September.
“Athough we are asking staff and students to bring food items, we would be thrilled to have anyone, including parents, consider making a cash donation to the Haven Food Shelf, knowing that it would be instantly doubled,” said Grabill.
This is a great opportunity for the Hanover High community to show what can happen when a large number of members each participate in a good cause in a small way. Hunger in the Upper Valley is a significant problem, and this is a wonderful opportunity to make a difference.