First Week of Touchdowns Nets $129
/ AVP, Communications Director
Four Central State Eight teams started their seasons Friday providing an outstanding start to INB’s Touchdowns for the Table program. For every point scored on games broadcast on Sports Radio 1450 and 96.7 The Boss, INB will make a $1 donation to divide between three organizations which help make sure everyone has food during the holiday season.
The Jacksonville vs. Sacred Heart-Griffin game raised $65, and Lanphier-Rochester added another $64. These funds are just the start of what INB anticipates donating to three local charities. Last year our total donation was over $600 per organization.
Touchdowns for the Table proceeds will support these charities:
- Friend-in-Deed, providing food at Christmas for needy families in the Springfield area and also makes funds available year-round in the form of cash grants to families who need disaster relief.
- Kids Café, a partnership between the Springfield Urban League and the Central Illinois Foodbank, feeds 75-100 children each day. The money raised through Touchdowns for the Table will be used by INB employees to provide each child with nutritious snacks over spring break.
- St. Martin de Porres’ mission is to lovingly serve the needy with dignity. The agency provides food to over 140 families each day it is open.
Points scored at the following Labor Day weekend games will be added to INB’s donation:
- MacArthur – SHG
- Glenwood – Rochester
- Southeast – Lanphier
To follow weekly progress towards the goal of feeding the hungry in our community, visit this link.