Campus News 2010

For Immediate Release
January 28, 2010

Schreiner athletes prepare to ‘Make a Change’

Kerrville, TX — For the fourth consecutive year, the Schreiner University Student-Athlete Advisory Committee will join the other American Southwest Conference SAAC groups for “Make a Change in 14 Days,” a service project collecting loose coins to raise funds for a local charitable organization. The conference-wide project is designed as a friendly challenge among the ASC campuses. The member SAAC collecting the most funds and the top-earning division group will be honored by the conference.

The division groups are:

  • Concordia University Texas, Hardin-Simmons University, McMurry University, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor;
  • Mississippi College, Louisiana College, University of the Ozarks, University of Texas at Dallas;
  • East Texas Baptist University, LeTourneau University, University of Texas at Tyler;
  • Howard Payne University, Schreiner University, Sul Ross State University, Texas Lutheran University.

Last year, the 15 conference SAAC groups combined to raise $8,761.14 for charity. In three years, nearly $20,000 has been raised to benefit 31 different organizations. Last year, $901 was donated to Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Kerrville.

Schreiner will use the coins to support Phil’s Friends, a cancer support group. Arrangements are in place to collect change on the Schreiner University campus through February 7 and at home basketball games on Feb. 4 and 6.

“Make a Change in 14 Days has become one of the most visible opportunities for the ASC student-athletes to become involved with their local communities,” ASC Commissioner Amy Carlton said. “We as a conference are proud of the work done by our 15 Student-Athlete Advisory Committees in supporting organizations within their local communities.”

For more information about “Make a Change in 14 Days,” go to the conference’s SAAC page at For more information about Schreiner athletics, visit the University Web page at To donate, call contact Vickie Cochrane at 830-792-7289.

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