VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Mar 8, 2013) - Five Hole for Food (FHFF) is teaming up with the Dallas Stars and Hootsuite, the leading social media dashboard, to organize a charity ball hockey tournament benefiting the Austin Food Bank this Sunday, March 10, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in Austin.
Vancouver-based Five Hole for Food (FHFF) is a non-profit organization that embarks on an annual 13-city cross-country road trip to feed hungry Canadians. From Newfoundland to British Columbia, FHFF organizes free drop-in ball-hockey games in major cities to collect donations and create awareness for community food banks. Since its inception in 2010, FHFF has collected and distributed the equivalent of almost 170,000 pounds of food.
"Hunger is an ongoing issue faced by an increasing number of people across North America and food banks are in constant need," said Richard Loat, founder of Five Hole for Food. "We are excited to bring our unique concept that marries a passion for hockey with charity to the United States for the first time. We couldn''t have asked to have better partners in the Dallas Stars and Hootsuite for our inaugural U.S. event. Together we''ll be able to lend a helping hand to raise much needed donations to the Austin Food Bank."
Five Hole For Food''s concept is simple: anyone can participate in the ball-hockey tournament for free, but players, supporters and spectators are asked to bring a cash donation or a non-perishable good for the food bank.
This weekend''s ball-hockey tournament is in conjunction with The South by Southwest® Conferences & Festivals (SXSW®) and will take place at the corner of Trinity Street and East 9th Street in Austin. The Dallas Stars'' slapshot cage will be on site to help celebrate the occasion. Local individuals, hockey players and teams, SXSW® attendees are invited to participate in the event.
For more information about Five Hole for Food or to donate online, visit www.fiveholeforfood.com.