SAAC offers student athletes chance to give back 2009: Whether It8217s

SAAC offers student athletes chance to give back

Whether it&8217s collecting cans, donating Christmas presents, playing with children or walking all night for a cause, Cal State Fullerton&8217s Student Athlete-Advisory Committee&8217s main

focus this year is on community service. Taylor Miller, a gymnast at CSUF and vice president of SAAC, said the committee is working on bringing teams together to volunteer more for the community. This year alone, SAAC has participated in events such as Toys for Tots, a coin drive for Make a Wish Foundation, Relay for Life and Front and Center. With the money combined from all of these different events, Maddie Steinauer, secretary of SAAC and Miller&8217s teammate on the gymnastics team, said about $2,700 was raised for charity. As vice president of the committee, Miller&8217s job is to organize and lead all of the community service projects and events. &8220I decided what projects we would participate in and planned each one,&8221 Miller said. The next project SAAC has planned will be May 12 at the Orangewood Children&8217s Foundation. Miller said this is her favorite event and she looks forward to participating in it again. DeAndrae Woods, a freshman on the CSUF track amd field team said he enjoys SAAC&8217s abilities to support and give back to the community.

Woods said he enjoys being involved in volunteering and participating &8220in events like Relay for Life and collecting donations for other organizations that help people in need.&8221

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