Team of Oneonta athletes wins award at 'Canstruction' event
2018 Apr 9
A team of 8 SUNY Oneonta athletes won an award for their participation in the college's 8th annual 'Canstruction' event April 8 at the Southside Mall in Oneonta. Teams made up of local business employees, community members and SUNY Oneonta students used design and problem-solving skills to create canned food structures and give back to the community.
Participants had to use cans with original labels, and they couldn't use glue or anything that would affect the cans during construction.
The team of athletes won the "Best Meal Award" for their donations.
Canstruction is a national charity committed to ending hunger one can at a time. The drive collected 6,336 cans this year, according to organizer Linda Drake, and in eight years has totaled more than 32,000 cans. The donations will be delivered to 15 local food pantries when the displays are taken down Sunday.