Clovis West girls basketball starts food donation challenge

The Clovis West Golden Eagles celebrate yet another Central Section girls basketball championship Feb. 29, the team’s eighth consecutive. The team started a food donation challenge on Twitter to help families in need due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Michael Ford/Clovis Roundup)

The Clovis West girls basketball team has established a legacy like none other in the Central Valley. Eight straight Central Section championships and an Open Division title in 2017 will do that for a program.

Now, the program is starting a legacy away from the court in an effort to help those that are most affected by the deadly coronavirus pandemic. The team announced a social media campaign called “Bring Victory to the Valley” with which it has committed to donating 100 non-perishable food items to families in the Central Valley, and challenged three other programs of the same sport along with a program from its own school.

Clovis West challenged Buchanan High, Clovis High and Caruthers High’s girls basketball team, along with the school’s football team. The team also challenged the programs mentioned in the tweet to do the same for four other programs to keep the chain of donations going.

And so far, it has been a success. All four of the programs mentioned in the original Clovis West tweet have accepted the challenge and done the same for four other programs.

“We are trying to make it a one week challenge to get your 100 items collected from your program’s families,” the post read. “They are turning families away that are in need so we want to get it moving.”

To get involved, contact Clovis West head coach Craig Campbell through his twitter account.

Michael Ford
Michael graduated from Fresno State in May 2019 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in print journalism. During his time at the university, he served as sports and managing editor for The Collegian, Fresno State’s student-run newspaper. In addition to the Clovis Roundup, Michael has written for The Fresno Bee, the Kingsburg Recorder and Selma Enterprise. He has a passion for sports and can be found on the sidelines at local games, bringing the citizens of Clovis the athletics news they deserve.