Almost 200 Birthday Packs Donated by Southwest, NDA Girls Soccer Teams


Madison Polack, Staff Writer, Advanced Journalism

For the fourth year in a row the NDA girls soccer team and the Southwest girls soccer team not only played soccer against each other but also collected birthday packs together for St. Pat’s Pantry.

St. Pat’s Pantry provides food to needy residents on the west side of Green Bay. Many of these families are unable to afford purchasing a birthday cake or even a small gift for their children on their birthday. Therefore, St. Pat’s Pantry and the parents of the children greatly appreciate what the two teams do for them through this fun event.

The colorful birthday packs were brought to the April 26th game which ended in a 0-0 tie.

All birthday packs have now been delivered to St. Pat’s Pantry. The birthday packs consisted of one cake mix, one can of frosting, one pack of candles, and a small gift for a child.

Last year, the two teams collected just over 150 birthday packs. This year, they were able to beat that total with 192 birthday packs.

“I am very proud to say that I have organized the birthday pack challenge,” senior captain Anne Fife said. “I think it is great to get both teams involved in helping our community. At the end of the day, whether we are on or off the field, we are a community, and providing these birthday packs to families at St. Pat’s Pantry is one way that we can support our community and help it grow.”

Southwest goalkeeper Toni Champion said, “It is definitely a great opportunity to be able to give to children who cannot celebrate their birthdays. Not only is it a great way to help others, but it also is a great way to bond with the NDA girls soccer team.”