The Saint Leo athletic community, spearheaded by the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, is once again raising money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The goal for this year is to raise $5,000 for the Suncoast Chapter of Make-A-Wish. The number $5,000 is significant as that is the direct cost to grant one child’s wish in its entirety.
As the National NCAA Division II philanthropy of choice, Saint Leo has participated in raising money for this worthwhile cause for several years. It is this year, however, that the S.A.A.C. has chosen to raise the bar.
The Make-A-Wish Foundation makes dreams come true for children who are battling life-threatening conditions. So far, the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee has raised $2,179.26 which rivals the amount of money raised in each of the past two years. Almost at the half-way mark, the S.A.A.C. still has work to do. In order to get to the current total, the student-athletes organized a fall raffle that raised $1,500. In addition to the raffle, the S.A.A.C. has also held several 50/50 raffle drawings at various athletic events.
Perhaps the most dynamic way that the student-athletes at Saint Leo have joined this cause is in their individual team pledges. Almost every team has pledged money according to their team’s performance. A complete list of teams who are participating in this way are listed below.
There are still three upcoming fundraisers which S.A.A.C. feels will put them over the edge in reaching their $5,000 goal. A University Campus employee Denim Day will take place on Friday April 8th. For only $5, faculty and staff will be allowed to wear jeans on that day with their $5 donation going directly to the Make-A-Wish fund. The S.A.A.C. also plans to host their large-scale raffle this spring with prizes to include a video game system, iPod, movie tickets, and Visa gift cards. Finally, during the Annual Homecoming Festivities, the S.A.A.C. will host a 50/50 raffle drawing.
If you are interested in helping the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee meet their goal of raising $5,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, please contact Head Women’s Golf Coach and S.A.A.C. Advisor Erika Brennan at firstname.lastname@example.org or (352) 588-8684.
TEAMS PARTICIPATING BY PLEDGING:
Women’s Cross Country: will match Women’s Golf
Men’s Cross Country: will match Women’s Golf
Men’s Soccer: $200 flat donation
Volleyball: $200 flat donation
Men’s and Women’s Swimming: $50 + $5 for any personal records at SSC meet
Men’s and Women’s Golf: $1 for every double bogey or worse in tournament play with Coaches to contribute the average of double bogeys per tournament.
Men’s and Women’s Tennis: $1 donated by student-athlete when they lose in straight sets, $1 donated by Head Coach James Bryce if they win in straight sets.
Baseball and Softball: $.50 for every strikeout and $1 for every homerun
Women’s Lacrosse: Coach Graham to donate from women’s lacrosse clinics
Men’s Lacrosse: $1 for every assisted goal