The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers, with the help of a rehab start by Milwaukee Brewers’ pitcher, Jeff Suppan, collected 480 pounds of non-perishable food items last Friday, the official start to the 2010 season.
The Timber Rattlers announced the “Bring Your Soup On in for Suppan” food drive to benefit St. Joseph’s Food Program shortly after they received official word that Jeff Suppan would be heading to Appleton to start the home opener on Friday, April 9.
The news quickly spread about the promotion in which fans who presented a non-perishable food item would receive a half price ticket to Opening Night. The canned goods piled up in the box office and added up to a total donation of 480 pounds from the 2,268 tickets sold. The food was delivered to the pantry Monday morning.
The Timber Rattlers and St. Joe’s thank all of the fans who donated to the food drive.