Going to the Regis Jesuit-Mullen football showdown Friday night?
Bring a can of soup or a tube of toothpaste with you, as those items and more will be collected at Mullen’s De La Salle Stadium before the 7 p.m. kickoff to help a drive to benefit Aurora’s Friends of St. Andrew Hospitality House.
Regis Jesuit and Mullen high schools are fierce rivals on the athletic field, but they’ve undertaken a competition for good by pitting the efforts of both schools’ underclassmen against the upperclassmen in collecting non-perishable food and hygiene items. Alumni have also been asked to participate.
The Friends of St. Andrew Hospitality House is located at 1525 Dallas St. in Aurora and has been serving the less fortunate in a variety of ways since 1986.
The outreach program of the Queen of Peace Catholic Church counts just one paid staff member and close to 100 volunteers who distribute food and help the poor and homeless of the city with other needs.
Mullen currently has the bragging rights in football by virtue of a big victory over Regis Jesuit in the 2010 Class 5A state championship game. The Mustangs enter this season’s non-league meeting with a 1-1 record — which includes a victory over Valor Christian — while the Raiders are 2-0 and coming off an upset of formerly No. 9-ranked Horizon.
De La Salle Stadium is located on the Mullen campus at 3601 S. Lowell Blvd. in Denver.
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