Cougar Rowing Contributing To Holiday Season

Dec. 9, 2004

PULLMAN, Wash. --- The Washington State women's rowing team collected 4,600 pounds of food and items Saturday, Dec. 4 as part of the Annual Rowing Food Drive benefiting the Pullman Food Bank.

'This is the third year of the food drive and each year it seems to get a little bigger and a little better,' rowing Head Coach Jane LaRiviere said. 'The event is completely athlete driven and our 'Team Care' representatives do a great job motivating and organizing the troops. We had about 75 student-athletes participate and it's a unique opportunity for our novice and varsity rowers to get together and do something really beneficial for the community.'

Members of the team were stationed outside of the Pullman Safeway and Dissmores. Each volunteer worked around six hours, which included collecting the donated items, helping transport the items to the Pullman Food Bank, and assisting personnel with stocking the shelves.

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