JU Student-Athletes Lead Atlantic Sun Fundraiser

Dec. 15, 2004

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The JU Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) led all Atlantic Sun Conference members by contributing $564.46 of the $2,562.84 collection for the American Red Cross, in an effort to help hurricane victims in Florida find shelter and food, the A-Sun announced today. JU will be awarded a plaque for its efforts at the basketball doubleheader at Swisher Gymnasium on Saturday, Feb. 12. The Dolphin men will host UCF at noon before the JU women face Lipscomb at 2:30 p.m.

To raise the funds, the Jacksonville SAAC ran a cafeteria drive, took donations at the JU Homecoming Football Game, placed miscellaneous buckets around campus and hosted a dodgeball tournament on campus. The dodgeball event on Nov. 7 consisted of eight teams and over 80 participants in a team and singles tournament.

"I am truly amazed at the dedication of these fine young people," said Steve Sturek, Atlantic Sun Senior Associate Commissioner and conference liaison to the A-Sun SAAC. "The fact that so much money could be raised in such a short period of time shows the character of these invaluable student-athletes."

The A-Sun SAAC is comprised of student-athletes from all eleven A-Sun member institutions. Its goal is to promote the ideals of the NCAA, its institutions and all student-athletes.