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2010.10.15> For Immediate Release
contact: Tim Kaldahl - University Relations
phone: 402.554.3502 - email: tkaldahl@unomaha.edu

Bell Tower Challenge, Tour the Tower Set to Benefit the Food Bank

Omaha - Eta Sigma Gamma's 17th Annual Bell Tower Challenge and Tour the Tower for the Food Bank for the Heartland will take place at noon on Wednesday, Oct. 20. In the Bell Tower Challenge, teams of three people stack cans as the Bell Tower bells strike noon. Teams compete for awards for the most creative team, the most enthusiastic team and the team that stacks the most food cans.

A new feature this year is the Tour the Tower. From 10 to 11:45 a.m. people who donate at least two food cans or at least $5 can ascend the tower for a brief tour--on a first-come, first-served basis. James Johnson, a UNO music professor, and UNO music student Shannon Richards have graciously agreed to play the campanile and answer questions for those who Tour the Tower.

“In these difficult economic times, there is a great demand for food for people in our community who are in need. The Bell Tower Challenge and Tour the Tower is a way to have fun and to help others at the same time,” said David Corbin, faculty advisor for Eta Sigma Gamma, a health education honorary organization.

Since its inception 44,918 pounds of food has been donated to the Food Bank for the Heartland. The goal is to have the total reach at least 50,000 pounds. Visit www.unomaha.edu/esg/BT.html for the contest rules and photos from years past. For more information, contact Corbin or Aja Pelster at 554.2670 or dcorbin@.unomaha.edu

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