As a senior at Plymouth Whitemarsh High School last year, David Harris wanted to do something to support the Colonial Neighborhood Council, so he started "Can the Need" to raise funds to help others. 

"Can the Need" is a three-point basketball shooting contest like the NBA All-Star three-point shooting competition. Each participant gets pledges for every point that they score. Proceeds go to the Colonial Neighborhood Council, whose mission is to deliver food, clothes, and emergency aid to children and adults living in the Conshohocken, Plymouth, and Whitemarsh area.

David, a sophomore at Penn State's Schreyer Honors College, asked PWHS senior Patrick Flynn to keep the tradition going this year. Patrick reached out to the PWHS boys and girls basketball teams to help. 

Fifteen players participated in the event, and they raised $1,543 and more than 60 pounds of non-perishable goods for the Colonial Neighborhood Council. 

Qudire Bennett won this year's event, Azzy Crumpton was second, and David was third. David and Pat look forward to keeping this event going next year. 

Students in Can the Need shirts posing in a group

PWHS students who participated in "Can the Need"