UA’s 2012 Spring Fling Benefits the Community Food Bank

The University of Arizona’s 2012 Spring Fling will again benefit the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona.  The partnership with Spring Fling is part of the campus-wide UA4Food drive that brings together faculty, staff and students to raise money and food for the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona.  2012 Spring Fling takes place at Rillito Downs (North 1st Avenue and River Road) April 12 through April 15, 2012.

UA Spring Fling is the largest student run carnival in the nation.  It raises money for student clubs, organizations, events, service work, and also benefits the Tucson Community.  This year Spring Fling will aid the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona’s Child Nutrition Programs and The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) food box program.

Attendees at this year’s Spring Fling on Thursday, April 12 and Friday, April 13, 2012 can combine fun and philanthropy.  A donation of three (3) cans of food will reduce their Spring Fling wrist band purchase by $5.00 (good for all rides that day).

“Spring Fling continues to facilitate its connection with Tucson beyond the boundaries of the University by proudly partnering with the Community Food Bank to collect thousands of canned goods to donate and help those in need,” said Brittany Steinke, Spring Fling Executive Director.  “ The success enjoyed by Spring Fling and the Community Food Bank each year keep the ties between citizens and students as strong as ever.”

UA4Food is a program of the Office of Community Relations and is supported by the Marshall Foundation.

For more information, contact Brittany Mae Steinke, Spring Fling Director at (520) 621-5610.