Philadelphia & Shamokin, Pennsylvania-November 15, 2017-God’s Chuck Wagon Mobile Soup Kitchen, based out of Shamokin, Pennsylvania has partnered with the Philly Cannons of the American Basketball Association (ABA). Once a direct competitor to the NBA, the ABA is having a resurgence as of late, especially in Pennsylvania where in addition to the Cannons in Philadelphia, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton area has the Northeast PA Stars and Stripes, Reading has the Wizards, and Pottstown is now home to the Flames. And that’s just the eastern portion of the state.
“We want to recognize and support great efforts to assist communities, and with serving over 700 people weekly in the Northumberland and Schuylkill counties, God’s Chuck Wagon has been providing a great service for residents in those areas for quite some time now,” said Philly Cannons Owner and Head Coach, Roger Beckwith.
The Cannons, who sport a record of 1-1 after dropping a 122-120 decision in Reading Saturday night, will formally recognize God’s Chuck Wagon at the January 28, 2018 game in Chambersburg versus the Fredericksburg Grizzlies. Tip-off is at 12:30 PM. The mobile soup kitchen, owned and operated by Pastor James Bowers and his wife Janet, has been in operation for over 6 years and recently expanded to include a bakery to help generate additional funds to serve more people.
Supporters of God’s Chuck Wagon, who double as sports fan, can support the soup kitchen by purchasing tickets via Pastor Bowers for the 1/28/18 Cannons versus Grizzlies game. Additionally, starting immediately and also during the game against the Grizzlies, you can support the Mobile Soup Kitchen by purchasing a Philly Cannons Fast Break Club membership, where fifty (50%) percent of the proceeds will go the Mobile Soup Kitchen.
The Cannons have been practicing and sparring with the Philadelphia Stunnaz, an affiliate team, all summer and fall, and are eager to compete for an American Basketball Association (ABA) championship. The ABA consists of over 100 teams nationwide, and the Cannons will compete in the Chesapeake Division with the Baltimore Hawks, Pottstown Flames, NEPA Stars and Stripes, Prince George County Valor, York Buccaneers, Reading Wizards, Steel City Yellow Jackets, and the Western Maryland Bulldogs. Please visit www.phillycannons.com & www.abaliveaction.com for more information.