Greensboro College Faces Guilford College in Charity Football Game

"Greensboro College will visit crosstown rival Guilford College Saturday, Sept. 6, for a football game to benefit Greensboro Urban Ministry.

The 18th Annual Gate City Soup Bowl begins at 7 p.m. at Guilford's Armfield Athletic Center. Admission to the game is free with two cans of nonperishable food.

Both colleges also are holding canned-food drives on their respective campuses. The food will be donated to Greensboro Urban Ministry.

In 2013, the Soup Bowl and on-campus drives collected 7,091 cans of food for Greensboro Urban Ministry. Since the Soup Bowl's inception in 1997, the annual event has gathered almost 70,000 cans of food for Urban Ministry and the Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina.

Although Guilford's football program is more than 100 years older than Greensboro's, the series has remained close. Overall, Guilford leads 9-8. The Quakers defeated the Pride 31-28 in 2013.

Greensboro College, an independent, coeducational college affiliated with the United Methodist Church, is an academic and social community that unites the liberal arts and Judeo-Christian values in an atmosphere of diversity and mutual respect.

Founded in 1838 and located near downtown Greensboro, the college enrolls about 1,250 students from 32 states, the District of Columbia and 24 nations in its undergraduate liberal-arts program and four master's degree programs. In addition to rigorous academics and a well-supported Honors program, the school features a 16-sport NCAA Division III athletic program and dozens of service and recreational opportunities."

-A Press Release

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