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Faculty and staff, kick that ball. Fill that truck.

Photo from last year's Kickball gameAll are invited to the UNCG Faculty vs. Staff Kickball Challenge Tuesday, April 22, at the UNCG Baseball Stadium. The game will begin at 6 p.m.

You can enjoy food and fellowship – and perhaps some fancy footwork during the game. There’ll even be some vendors on hand.

The event will help support the Guilford County Animal Shelter. There is no admission charge, but items to help the shelter are appreciated.

“Please remember this does not all have to be ‘new’ items,” says Jeannie Lasley, Staff Senate Service Committee co-chair. “Any gently used towels, tarps, sheets, blankets, metal bowls, can openers….” She noted the poster has a full list of needed items.

At last year’s game, they got lots of dog and cat beds, towels, leaches, cleaning supplies and paper towels, she noted. “And over 2,000 pounds of food – both dry food and canned food.”

Their hopes are high and the need is great. “We hope to exceed last year, with so many animals having to go to the shelter because their owners are not able to care for them or the animals have not been able to be spayed or neutered and are producing more puppies and kittens than the owners can take care of.”

Want to donate a few items? There are boxes around campus – or simply bring items to the game to help “fill the truck” there. Someone at the entrance to the stadium (beside Walker Deck) will help carry donations to the truck, for anyone who wants help.

More details at www.uncg.edu/staff.groups/senate/Senate_Committees/Events/Kickball.

Visual: The faculty particularly enjoyed last year’s game, which they won handily. Photo by Chris English.