SB Nation Fan Communities BloggerSoDear.com and BCInterruption.com announced today a fan initiative for Wake Forest and Boston College fans that will benefit Boston's Greater Boston Food Bank and Northwest North Carolina's Second Harvest Food Bank.
Between July 26 and Aug. 24, fans can donate money on the popular crowdsourcing site, Crowdtilt.com. The winner of the Boston College and Wake Forest football game on Sept. 6 also determines which food bank wins 51% of the donations collected. The "losing" side will receive 49%.
The competition builds on a faux "feud" developed by Blogger So Dear and BC Interruption during the past year via Twitter, which also inspired the hashtag #TheRivalry. Given the public interest in #TheRivalry, Blogger So Dear Managing Editor John Mundy and BC Interruption Managing Editor Brian Favat wanted to find a way to make the "rivalry" real. They decided to do so by raising money to fight hunger in their local communities.
"SB Nation affords us a platform to do many things, and this is an opportunity to help the community," Mundy said. "When I think of the myriad issues affecting the Piedmont Triad, hunger is right at the top of the list. This project hopefully will engage and unite football fans from both areas of the country while benefiting two worthy organizations."
"Boston College and Wake Forest have delighted fans by playing some of the more exciting and entertaining football games over the years," added Favat. "Through this project, it's our hope that both Eagles and Demon Deacons fans can come together this fall to support The Greater Boston Food Bank's and Second Harvest Food Bank of NW North Carolina's mission to end hunger in eastern Massachusetts and the Piedmont Triad."
For more information about the fan initiative, or to donate, visit: http://www.crowdtilt.com/campaigns/the-rivalry.