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NC State athletics announces Hurricane Florence relief efforts

News: Hurricane Florence The Tennessean-USA TODAY NETWORK

NC State athletics will be doing its part to aid hurricane relief efforts over the coming weeks and months, beginning with a food drive at the football team’s indoor practice facility on Thursday. (Which is tomorrow.) You can drop of non-perishable items there at any time between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. There will also be collection sites for items of need during the Virginia home game.

Here are the details from NC State’s release:

On Saturday, Sept. 29 at the Wolfpack’s Parents and Families Day football game vs. Virginia, items of need will be collected at the entrance gates to Carter-Finley Stadium and at the Lowes Foods Fan Zone in front of PNC Arena. More details on the most needed items will be released prior to the game.

This year’s Primetime with the Pack basketball event will be a ticketed event with all after-tax ticket proceeds going to disaster relief. More details about this event will be released in the coming days.

NC State Athletics is also involved in a number of other relief efforts

— Donation of new adidas merchandise to those in need, in partnership with adidas.

— Carter-Finley Stadium has been used as a staging area for Duke Energy and The Finley Fieldhouse was used by power crews to shower and rest between shifts.

— GoTriangle is partnering with WRAL and the United Way to stage a Storm Relief Bus in the parking lot of the Close-King Indoor Practice Facility. Non-perishable food donations can be dropped off on Thursday, between 7 am and 6 pm.

— NC State’s athletic facilities are being made available to regional universities and schools for teams displaced or impacted by the hurricane.