Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Musical Chairs!

Who doesn't love this classic?

Coe Reports on Early-Year SAAC Activities

This from Kelsey Jipp, Coe women's basketball student-athlete and SAAC rep:

-Our 'Blackout' events have become 'Whiteout' events this year.  We sold Whiteout/Bleed Crimson Win Gold t-shirts the beginning of the year and have so far had Whiteouts at volleyball, cross country, women's tennis and tomorrow is men's and women's soccer.  We have done contests at each event...I have a video that I will hopefully send you soon of our musical chairs contest at the volleyball whiteout.
-Our Dig Pink event was for breast cancer awareness at a volleyball game.  The volleyball team put a lot into this event and we simply helped out.  We sold Dig Pink t-shirts, gave out cotton candy and did breast cancer trivia with fans in between games so they could win prizes.
-We had athletes attend a local elementary event called the Arthur Elementary Walk-a-thon where athletes encouraged students and signed t-shirts
-We held a Faculty/Staff appreciation day last Saturday at our home football game. Faculty/staff were recognized at halftime, given free food and we raffled off a Spirit Bucket full of Coe gear.  We had about 20 faculty recognized that day, many of whom had never been to a Coe football game before.

I have attached a pic of our football Whiteout from last Saturday.  The halftime contest was Punk, Pass & Kick.

Luther SAAC Gets Year Off to Great Start

This from Luther's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee:

Over 450 Luther College student-athletes attended this SAAC sponsored event on Sunday, September 4, 2011. The goal of the Fall Kick-off Picnic was to create community within Luther College Athletics. The student-athletes enjoyed food prepared by Luther College Norse coaches, and received a Norse spirited carabiner compliments of SAAC. Water balloon volleyball was an activity enjoyed by teams, as well as many chances to win door prizes donated by the Luther College Athletic teams. The Norse student-athletes had time to bond with their teammates and coaches, fellow Norse student-athletes, and coaches of other sports.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

UD Blood Drive a Big Success

The University of Dubuque SAAC hosted a blood drive this past Friday at the Chlapaty Wellness Center. "We exceeded our goal of 30 units which is the first time UD has ever met its goal!  It was a great turnout," said UD SAAC Advisor and Head Volleyball Coach April Elsbernd. We encourage the other campuses to report their blood drive results as well!