Tigers Reunite with Kroger to Feed the Mid-South Needy
Oct. 24, 2013
In an effort to expand on this year’s Million Meal Challenge and feed as many needy families as possible during the upcoming year, the University of Memphis will again partner with the 42 area Kroger stores, in the second phase of the 2013 “Million Meals Challenge”.
Memphis kicked off this year’s Challenge against Ole Miss and Mississippi State, by partnering with 42 area Kroger stores to sell tickets for the Tigers’ season opener against Duke University and will now offer Memphis fans the opportunity to continue their participation by again offering discounted tickets to the Tigers’ October 30 Cincinnati game at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium.
The University Athletic Department will donate $1 from each ticket sold at the Guest Services desk of area Kroger stores for this special charitable event. If all 10,000 east side tickets that have been allocated to Kroger are sold, proceeds will result in approximately 80,000 meals for needy families.
The 2012 competition, won by the Memphis Tigers, raised enough funds, food items and volunteer hours to provide 1,016,268 meals for those less fortunate in our communities.
“The Million Meal Challenge is a wonderful competition that we can all get behind because it benefits so many of our less fortunate citizens,” said University of Memphis Athletic Director Tom Bowen. “Memphis fans and staff, our friends at Kroger, as well as the supporters of Ole Miss and Mississippi State, went out of their way last year to make sure the goal was reached and this year’s effort continues to gain momentum.”
Football tickets for the Memphis-Cincinnati game, which are priced at $5 each, will be on sale at Kroger stores from October 25th through October 30th. Game time for the ESPN2 broadcast is slated for 7:04 PM.