Meals on Wheals Food Fight Bowl coming up

Pickens County Meals on Wheels is hitting the fall running. The Sam Wyche Food Fight Bowl, sponsored by Save-a-Lot Food Stores, is scheduled for Friday night, Aug. 23, when the Pickens Blue Flame host the Easley Green Wave. 8-13 Page 4A.inddThe game dates back to October 1923, when Easley beat Pickens 7-6 at Pickens’ home field.

This year all four Pickens County high schools will compete for the Ultimate Food Fight Bowl Trophy. The trophy goes to the school that collects the most money for Pickens County Meals on Wheels. This is the first year that all four county high schools will join hands to help PCMOW reach more shut-in residents by renovating the former Liberty Middle School kitchen and cafeteria.

This is a pivotal year for the future of PCMOW, which is renovating the former Liberty Middle School kitchen so meals can be prepared more effectively and services to other senior citizens can be extended.

But there are people outside Pickens County that have given their support over the first seven years of the Sam Wyche Food Fight Bowl, including Joe Montana, Boomer Esiason, Dan Marino, Dabo Swinney, Steve Spurrier, Jon Gruden, Greg Gumble, Terry Bradshaw, Marv Albert, Jim Kelly, Eli Gold, Mike Mularkey, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, Mike Ditka, Governor Nikki Haley, Tim Tebow, Lynn Swann, Jim DeMint, Stanford Jennings, Matt Ryan, Ron Jaworski, Edwin McCain, Cris Collingsworth, Al Michaels, Kevin Harlan, Phil Simms, Jim Nance, Dick Enberg, Danny Ford, Willie Jeffries, Derrick Brooks, Warren Sapp, Anthony Munoz, Dwight Clark and many more.

Please support the requests from Daniel, Easley, Liberty, and Pickens high school students, alumni, fans, staff, and booster club members.

Donations can be made online at

P.S. Middle school or elementary school students may ask for your support, too.

Sam Wyche is a former NFL head coach, a former Pickens County councilman and a Pickens County Meals on Wheels volunteer and supporter.