First in the "Spotlight" - WILLIAM & MARY
W&M student-athletes gather around the Tribe Football Truck, the main collection area for the "Ton of Coins" fundraiser.
TON OF COINS:
This fall after Hurricane Katrina, the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) sponsored a coin drive at the first home football game. Through “Ton of Coins,” they raised over $3,000 for hurricane relief.
TRIBE WAVES TO SAVE:
On September 17, the swimming and diving team hosted "Tribe Waves to Save," an effort to raise money for Project Relief and the victims of Hurrican Katrina. A link to the news release is above.
TRIBE TENNIS CAR WASH:
The men's and women's tennis teams also held an event to raise money for Hurricane Katrina victims. On September 11, they held a car wash that raised over $1,200. A link to the story and photos is above.
The SAAC hosted a cookout last spring for student-athletes featuring food, games and activities. To participate in the cookout, the student-athletes had to bring canned food or clothing items which were donated to the local food bank, FISH. Above is a link to a photo of Athletic Director Terry Driscoll in the dunk tank.
Last spring, W&M athletic teams were asked to collect canned food and non-perishable items for family-sized Easter baskets, which were donated to local food banks for distribution to needy families. Above is a link to a picture of what what was collected.
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