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Sixers Donate $20K Worth of Food to Local Soup Kitchen

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After having to cancel Hardwood VIP dinner, the Sixers donated the food to the Camden’s Cathedral Kitchen.

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For the last 4 years, the Sixers have been hosting the Hardwood VIP Dinner - an event to express gratitude to top-tier season ticket holders. However, due to the impending arrival of Winter Storm Toby, the Sixers had to cancel the dinner.

Bummer, right? Well the Sixers’ organization was able to make good out of a bad situation. The nearly $20,000 worth of catered food the team had been prepared to serve their guest, was donated to Camden’s Cathedral Kitchen.

From the Cathedral Kitchen’s Facebook, their mission statement:

Cathedral Kitchen uses food to change lives. We use food to nourish, train and employ people to offer them hope for improving their lives. We are working to feed and energize a healthy community.

The Cathedral Kitchen provides food to those in need, including after-school programs, senior citizen centers, local food pantries, churches and soup kitchens in the Camden area.

While some curmudgeons might say, “it was all going to go to waste, of course they donated it”, it’ still cool to see the team give back to the community. Kudos to whoever’s idea this was. I applaud you, Sixers organization.

You can read/see/hear more about the donation on Cathedral Kitchen’s Facebook.

Let’s hope this goodwill extended by the Sixers is also extended to the fans, by way off handing a defeat to the Memphis Grizzlies tonight.