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Baseball Team Wins PB&J Challenge

Photo of the baseball team with the collected items.
Penn State York's baseball team won the peanut butter and jelly challenge by collecting 282 pounds of peanut butter and jelly — it truly was a team effort.
4/2/2014 —

More than 500 pounds of peanut butter and jelly were collected at Penn State York during the 2014 peanut butter and jelly challenge. Children in the after-school program at the York Salvation Army are the real winners and will have plenty of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches to eat thanks to the efforts of students, faculty, and staff at Penn State York.

The Penn State York baseball team challenged the campus and won by a small margin by collecting 282 to pounds of the sandwich fixings (145 pounds of peanut butter and 137 pounds of jelly), while the rest of the campus gathered 255 pounds (155 pounds of peanut butter and 100 pounds of jelly). A total of 537 pounds of peanut butter and jelly were collected.

A variety of jars, tubs, and other containers holding the ingredients of America’s most popular sandwich were delivered to the Salvation Army earlier this month. The Salvation Army’s after-school program feeds about 100 children every day and peanut butter and jelly is one of their favorite sandwiches.

Ann Fetterman, instructor in English and director of the writing lab at Penn State York, and Joe Royer, assistant director of information technology and assistant baseball Coach, spearheaded the peanut butter and jelly drive. The campus has been collecting peanut butter and jelly for the after-school program for a number of years.

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