As part of the Pepsi Refresh Project, the Northview football team captured a $1,500 prize in a food donation contest held throughout the Wabash Valley.
Bill Osborn, the general manager of Pepsi in Terre Haute, was on hand to award the money to the school on Thursday afternoon. Northview High School principal, Lynn Romas, athletic directors Charley Jackson and Jan Gambill were present along with Denise Story, the vice-president of the football booster organization.
More than 9,600 pounds of non-perishable food was donated over nine weeks of the football season as Paris, Ill., Terre Haute North and South, North Central, Rockville, Riverton Parke, West Vigo and South Vermillion all participated. Fans donated food or money as each $1 equaled five pounds of food. The Northview vs. West Vigo football game provided the winning total for the high school. Terre Haute South was awarded second prize ($1,000) and Riverton Parke was third and received $500.
The donated food at each high school remained local as Northview's donations went to the Clay County Food Bank.