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Nighthawks players, cheerleaders hand out food at Knoxville pantry

5:43 PM, Jun 13, 2013   |    comments
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Knoxville's indoor football team ditched the practice field and took to the community to help fight hunger. Nighthawks players and cheerleaders handed out food at a Northwest Knoxville pantry on Thursday.

The pantry is one of four neighborhood-based food shelves run by Fish Pantry. The group says it currently helps feed more than 30,000 people every month.

"It's an awesome experience. I mean, Knoxville has supported us. It's just great to give back to a great organization like this and just help people and put a smile on people's face and it's honestly just really good and fun for us, so we're glad to do it," said Nighthawks player Ryan Schuck.

The Nighthawks have also been offering an incentive for any fans looking to donate to the food shelf. Fans who bring food donations to Nighthawk home games can receive a $2 discount on tickets.

The Nighthawks' final home game of the season is this Saturday at 7 p.m.

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