JOIN LOCAL FOOTBALL TEAMS – Batesville High School, Milan High School, and Oldenburg Academy as they team up for the 2021 season to Turnover Hunger, feeding local children through the Weekend BackSack program.
Turnover Hunger is a program supported by the Ripley County Community Foundation that accepts one time donations or pledges for every turnover that participating football teams force in their games during the 2021 season. To participate, you may pledge a dollar amount for every turnover Batesville, Milan, and/or Oldenburg force, or you may make a one-time donation in support of your favorite team’s efforts. At the end of the season, all donations and pledges will be collected and will be granted to Batesville Primary School, Jac-Cen-Del Elementary School, Milan Elementary School, South Ripley Elementary School, and Sunman Elementary School. These grant dollars will offset the cost of the Weekend BackSack Program.
According to Gleaner’s Food Bank, 1,665 children in Ripley County are food insecure. The Weekend BackSack program sends a backpack of nonperishable, kid friendly food home with elementary school students on the weekends. This ensures that every child has adequate nutrition on non-school days.
So far, Batesville High School has 8 Turnovers, Milan High School has 6 Turnovers, Oldenburg Academy has 2 Turnovers. We are over half-way to our $15,000 goal. Your support of this program will make a difference in the lives of local families in need.