SAAC plans to fundraise for charity

By Kati Bush, staff writer

The first Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) meeting was held on Oct. 2 and the committee has many plans for the upcoming school year.

SAAC is a student-run club that works to promote sports on campus and increase communication between student-athletes and the NCAA.

This year, SAAC plans to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and it is also planning a dance marathon with Children’s Miracle Network. SAAC is also planning to continue sponsoring previous events such as Soles-4-Souls and Drop-N-Shop.

It consists of a president, vice presi­dent, secretary, treasurer, two faculty sponsors and two representatives from each sport on campus. Any eligible ath­lete who has been nominated by his or her coach can join.

“The Student Athlete Advisory Com­mittee of Newman University’s mission is to support and promote all sports throughout campus while enhanc­ing communication between student-athletes, coaches, and administration,” SAAC President Gladys Azzun said. “Our goal is to better improve the image of the student-athletes by engaging in the community with social events and serv­ice.”

Last year, SAAC ran a Soles-4-Souls shoe drive during basketball games. An­yone who donated a pair of shoes at the game was given free admission.

SAAC meets every first and third Tuesday of each month.

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