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WVU's 'Cans for a Cause' is a Huge Success

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The West Virginia University Varsity Club is still counting up the final tally, but the first annual ‘Cans for a Cause' appears to be a huge success.

"It's 4:30 and I think we are over $11,000 [in donations] and I would say probably we have about 4,000 pounds of food," says Varsity Club President Dale Wolfley. "So, it's really a special day."

The Varsity Club is comprised of former WVU student-athletes and some of them chipped in to help make the ‘Cans for a Cause' event a positive one.

"It's our first annual food drive and the turnout is uplifting," says former WVU Quarterback Pat White. "It shows that people in the community care about the rest of the community and seeing everybody succeed and no child being hungry."

Fans received autographs from players like White. They were also able to get a free picture with a Mystery Mountaineer Santa Clause. Organizers and sponsors were pleased with the job Mountaineer nation did in helping to make the holidays a little bit better for others.

"It's a big deal for Mon County," says Kegler's General Manager Doug Moore. "All of the food goes directly back into Mon County, so for us to give back to the community helps any way we can and makes us feel good. We get everything out of it that we put into it."

"I've been definitely blessed and fortunate starting with the parents and home they brought me up in," says White. "They always told me to give back and when I have the opportunity, that's what I want to do."

White will likely be making more appearances in and around Morgantown. He said he is enrolling in graduate school to study marketing and communications.

Wolfley put this food drive together in roughly two weeks and it turned out to be a huge success. Expect the second annual food drive to be even bigger and better in 2012.

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