Feb. 1, 2012
The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) is ac committee made up of student-athletes that benefits the overall academic, social, and athletic experience of the student-athlete. This past Monday, 1/30/2012, in SAAC, the student-athletes participated in activities and made charitable donations that went directly to local organizations.
A total number of forty-five Gopher athletes were at this event, with an impressive nineteen teams represented. During the event, there were five different stations that took place at the event, which included making sandwiches, trail mix, blankets, valentines day cards, and cards for the National Guard.
The tie-blankets included an assortment of patterns and colors, and they are all being donated to children who are either not fortunate enough to receive blankets, or of which suffer from illnesses. The sandwiches were made for the local organization, 363; they now can have delicious food to eat that wouldn’t normally be available to them for 363 days of the year.
There were two card-making stations. The first one was making Valentines Day cards for members of the Friendship Center Adult Day Care, a part of Eastside Neighborhood Services home, which also received the trail mix that our student-athletes created, as well. The second of the two was a card making station for members of the National Guard, thanking them for their support and services.
Tori Stock, a member of the women’s golf team states, "I think it is very important to give back to the community, especially for us as student athletes because we have been blessed in our lives. We have been placed on a platform that allows us to give back to those in need."
Check back for more information on action from your Gophers in the community!