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Penn State York’s Baseball Team Wins Peanut Butter and Jelly Challenge

Peanut butter and jelly challenge at Penn State York
Andy Taylor, Donovan Blessing, and Nick Wallin, left to right, Penn State York baseball players, pack up the 273.25 pounds of peanut butter and jelly collected for the Salvation Army's after school program.
3/24/2010 —

If people say things have been getting sticky at Penn State York, it’s not a bad thing. Penn State York students, faculty, and staff have been collecting peanut butter and jelly this spring, 273.25 pounds of it, in an effort to help support the after school program at the York Salvation Army. The Penn State York baseball team challenged students, faculty, and staff to see who could gather the most jars and tubs of the ingredients for one of America’s favorite sandwiches, peanut butter and jelly.

The baseball team was the winner with 144.25 pounds of peanut butter and jelly while students, faculty and staff gathered 129 pounds. Regardless of the champion, the real winners are the children in the after school program.

“We feed 50-75 children every day and peanut butter and jelly is one of their favorite sandwiches,” said George Lenkner, director of community relations at the Salvation Army in York. “This donation will help make a lot of sandwiches for the kids,” he said.

Ann Fetterman, instructor in English and director of the writing lab at Penn State York, spearheaded the peanut butter and jelly drive. The campus has been collecting peanut butter and jelly for the program for a number of years.

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