TOWSON, Md. – In conjunction with the Maryland Food Bank, the Towson University football program will conduct a Food Drive when the Tigers hold their annual Spring Football Game on Saturday, April 25 at 1:30 p.m. at Johnny Unitas® Stadium.
All fans attending the Spring Game are asked to bring a canned food item to be placed in large barrels at the gates so they can be donated to the Maryland Food Bank.
Cheerleaders and selected Tiger football fans will be stationed at the gates collecting all donations.
There is no admission charge for the Tigers’ Football Spring Game.
“Whenever we talked about the possibility of me becoming a head coach, my wife (Melissa) and I have discussed numerous charitable causes in which we could contribute,” says Rob Ambrose, the Tigers’ new coach.
“Feeding people in need is certainly a high priority. I always preach to our players about being responsible to things greater than themselves. As visible members of the community, it’s our obligation to use our public presence to benefit those people who are less fortunate.”
The Tigers’ Spring Game is the culmination of a very intense spring practice season in which the Tigers’ returning players adjusted to a new coaching staff. At the same, the Tigers’ coaching staff learned about their players.
“Our players have learned to understand that the bar has been raised,” says Coach Ambrose. “We have expected them to raise their level of intensity and we expect it now. We want to have a team that is tough, works hard and finishes. For us to be successful, we are going to have to outwork every team we play. That is what we’ve been teaching for the last few weeks.”
The Tigers have 44 letter winners returning from last year’s team. Despite the loss of four players who earned All-Colonial Athletic Association notice last year, the Tigers return eight starters on offense and eight starters on defense.