Last week, the Graham Rahal Foundation, PNC Bank and Trensy teamed up to bring the first-ever Pasta Bowl to local football games this week.
At the Brownsburg at Fishers, Jay County at Guerin Catholic, Terre Haute North at North Central and Avon at Zionsville High School football games Friday, fans had the opportunity to donate pasta to Second Helpings, a not-for-profit that is all about preparing meals for those in need with overstocked prepared and perishable foods.
For a school to win the very first PastaBowl trophy, its fans needed to donate the most pasta by weight.
On top of the overall competition, people donating could log their donation on the Trensy smartphone application to win other prizes. Hamilton Southeastern School Board member John DeLucia said Trensy is an app akin to 4Square, except users register or check in their good deeds.
Donation boxes were available at each school for those that weren’t able to see it all happen under the lights on game night.
DeLucia said, “It’s like any of these things, if students get excited about it, it’ll be a home-run.”
Check back in with Current in Fishers for updates on the contest.