Friendly Tournament Fights Local Hunger

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North Salem High School’s Student Council chose a creative way to collect food donations on Nov. 14.

“We wanted to raise awareness for our food drive,” said Student Council co-president Patrick Loftus. “We wanted to bring attention to the cause while doing something fun.”

Fifteen teams turned out for the inaugural badminton tournament, with participants and spectators each handing in food to be donated to the local Lions Club this holiday season.

“It’s a nice way to get together and have fun and at the same time, help the community,” said Mr. Jay Jazayeri, Student Council adviser. “The students worked really hard and organized the tournament all by themselves.”

The efforts netted 80 nonperishable food items for the Lions Club, as well as about $100, which will be used to purchase additional food items.

Congratulations to the tournament winners – John Del Bono and Lindsay Gasparri.