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 www.ascsports.org/SAAC. For more information about Schreiner athletics, visit the University Web page at www.schreiner.edu. To donate, call contact Vickie Cochrane at 830-792-7289.
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