Vikings Spend Bye Week With Community
The Portland State football team has a bye this Saturday and is taking the opportunity to provide community service to a number of local causes.
The Vikings practiced Monday through Wednesday but have the remainder of the week off. As a result, several groups of student-athletes have or will take part in a number of activities.
On Wednesday evening, the Vikings participated in these community service events:
- Spent time with the Capernaum Club in Lake Oswego, a Youth Life club for teens with disabilities.
- Packaged and prepared food at the Oregon Food Bank of Beaverton.
- Took two shifts of Night Watch, working with homeless people in downtown Portland.
- Worked in the St. Francis of Assisi Soup Kitchen of Southeast Portland, cooking, serving and cleaning at that facility.
- Spent time with Hospice Care of Portland.
- Participating in a game night with the Northwest Association of Blind Athletes at the Stott Center.
On Thursday, the Vikings will participate in these community service events:
- Preparation and delivery of sack lunches for St. Michael’s Catholic Church.
- Working in the St. Francis of Assisi Soup Kitchen of Southeast Portland, cooking, serving and cleaning at that facility.
- Packaging and preparing food at the Oregon Food Bank of Portland.
The Vikings (3-4, 0-3) will return to practice next week as they prepare for a Big Sky Conference game against North Dakota (2-4, 1-2). PSU hosts UND on Saturday, Oct. 26 at JELD-WEN Field in a 1:05 p.m. game.
Viking fans should gobble up tickets for the game as it will be the first annual Turkey Bowl. Portland State Athletics and KPTV are co-sponsoring the Turkey Bowl which will allow any adult to receive a free turkey with a paid ticket to the game ($19 general admission and up).
The first 5,000 adult tickets presented at the gate on game day will receive a voucher for a free 10-pound Butterball turkey. Two vouchers would allow any fan to receive a free 20-pound Butterball turkey. Vouchers are redeemable at any local supermarket that sells Butterballs (The average price for turkeys is approximately $1.39 per pound).
Portland State season ticket holders, as well as any adult with a full price single-game purchased ticket will receive a voucher as they pass through the gates for the Oct. 26 game, with 5,000 vouchers available for giveaway.
Complimentary or discounted tickets are not eligible.