LCU Plans to “Slam Dunk” Hunger


For the last six years, people at LCU have heard of the Strike Out Hunger food drive. This year, however, the campaign is labeled Slam Dunk Hunger and will feature a raffle, student life credits as well as an exciting event Saturday at 1 p.m. at the RIP.

Dr. Russell Dabbs, Professor of Economics, is leading the effort this year. He said that Strike Out Hunger started six years ago and through the years has seen great success. Last year’s Strike Out Hunger raised 2,676 pounds of food and $3,077 in sponsorships and other donations.

Dr. Dabbs said they decided to go with the basketball theme this year instead of baseball as in the past.

“It will be different moving away from a set schedule and theme,” he said, “but we feel like this will still be very successful.”

This Saturday: Prizes and credits

The Slam Dunk Hunger event Saturday, Feb. 23, at 1 p.m. will feature a raffle for three prizes. Winners will be announced during the women’s and men’s basketball games.

But there’s a catch: To get a ticket for the raffle you must bring five cans of food or pay $5. If you are a student in need of a student life credit, you can bring 10 cans of food and get one student life credit and a ticket for the raffle.

All food and cash will be donated to the South Plains Food Bank. 

Do it for Lubbock

The cause of the Slam Dunk Hunger campaign is to raise as much money and food for the people in the Lubbock community who are in need of it. Dr. Dabbs and his team are putting in many hours to make sure that this organization has great success.

Make plans now make your way over to the RIP at 1 p.m. this Saturday for some great basketball and entertainment.

“Make sure to bring cans!” said Dr. Dabbs.

For more information, you can read about Slam Dunk Hunger here  ( or email Dr. Dabbs at


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