Sons of Ben delivering for Chester nonprofit
The group plans to drop off a check and food to The Bernardine Center in Chester tomorrow.
The Sons of Ben and MLS Philadelphia 2010 will be following through tomorrow on their drive to "help kick hunger."
They will be arriving at 11 a.m. tomorrow and delivering $2501 and 600 pounds of food to The Bernardine Center, 2625 W. Ninth St., in Chester.
The group will include Chester Mayor Wendell Butler; Bryan James, the president of the supporters association called the Sons of Ben; Sandy Drain, Sons of Ben 2008 food drive chairman; and Nick Sakiewicz, CEO & Operating Partner, Keystone Sports & Entertainment, the ownership group of MLS Philadelphia 2010.
Last year the group raised $1500 and 550 pounds of food.
The Bernardine Center is a nonprofit organization that provides a helping hand to low-income Chester residents by distributing emergency or supplemental food and supplies.
This year, the Sons of Ben have raised $2,501 and 600 pounds of food—up significantly from last year's more than $1,500 and 550 pounds of food.
MLS Philadelphia 2010 asked attendees of their stadium groundbreaking ceremony earlier this month to bring canned food contributions and made a donation of $500.