If you’re a Wesleyan student unfamiliar with student athletics on campus, then I can safely say that you’re missing out. Luckily, if you’re not someone who’s big into sports, there are other outlets to support your fellow students in their athletic and service endeavors.The Wesleyan Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) is a group of student-athlete representatives who work with the administration to improve and support Wesleyan’s athletic community. SAAC’s goals are to generate a student-athlete voice in dialogue with the faculty, the student body and the NESCAC league. On a national level, SAAC responds to NCAA legislate, as well as, encouraging student-athlete community service efforts.
This month, under the leadership of SAAC Co-President Kaylin Berger ’13, they’re engaged in a fundraising effort to give thanks for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, but they need your help. Please donate what you can in order to help our classmates reach their fundraising goal. Several athletes will participate in the St. Jude Give thanks. Walk. on Saturday, November 17th.
The Men’s Ice Hockey team is also beginning their own fundraising effort this month for research to help find treatment options and a potential cure for Prostate Cancer as part of Movember. They’ll be selling tanks soon, but you can help right away by checking out their fundraising page here.