Skagit Valley College challenged Whatcom Community College to a charity “food fight” that began Nov. 1 of last year and ended Jan. 18, with Whatcom collecting the most weight in non-perishable foods for its own Orca Food Pantry.
Whatcom brought in a total of 1,123 pounds, 15 ounces in donated food, a little over twice Skagit’s total of 509 pounds, 12 ounces. The totals and winner were announced Jan. 19 at the men’s basketball games hosted by Skagit.
As a senior in high school, Grant Balvanz began attending Whatcom Community College through the Running Start Program, with a plan of transferring to Western Washington University for a finance major, after receiving his Associates Transfer Degree.
Currently a sophomore at Whatcom, Balvanz is a guard for the men’s basketball team, and is in his final quarter.
He has received interest from Multnomah University, a National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics school located in Portland, to play basketball next year.