Holy Family SAAC Raises Over $1,300 for Make-A-Wish
Courtesy of Greg Pellegrino, Holy Family SID
- The Holy Family University Student-Athlete Advisory
Committee (SAAC) held its inaugural Make-A-Wish night this past
Tuesday night in conjunction with the men's and women's basketball
doubleheader against West Chester University.
SAAC raised over $1,300 from ticket sales, 50/50 raffle and t-shirt sales in which all will proceeds will be donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
In addition, Rebecca Charen and her mother, Theresa, both spoke during halftime of the women's basketball game and shared their story on how Make-A-Wish had impacted their lives.
“We were very successful in raising money,” said Associate Director of Athletics and SAAC Advisor Robin Arnold. “It was equally important hearing from Rebecca and her mom [Theresa] at halftime. It was very inspirational as well as educational.”
SAAC had an informational booth set up in the lower lobby of the Campus Center where they sold t-shirts and solicited donations for Make-A-Wish. Also, SAAC provided fans with literature and information on the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Free Make-A-Wish wristbands were also available to ticket holders and anyone who made a donation.
“It's wonderful to give back to the community,” said Arnold. “SAAC has been raising money for Make-A-Wish for a number of years. This was our first Make-A-Wish night and we look to continue to do this in the future.”
For more information on Make-A-Wish visit the official website at www.wish.org.