Monday, January 30, 2012

Check Out the Release on Upcoming Leadership Conference

Looking forward to having some of the Iowa Conference's best in Cedar Rapids this weekend. Click this link:

2012 IIAC Student-Athlete Leadership Conference

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Wartburg Takes Advantage of MLK Service Day Opportunity

Student-athletes at Wartburg College showed their volunteer spirit on Martin Luther King Day. Though there were many different service projects, the photos below came from a "Blankets of Love" outreach. The blankets go to young people in need. Wartburg's blankets will be going to Bremwood Lutheran Home in Waverly that has young people living there with a variety of issues (mental health, behavioral problems, etc.). The idea came out of a similar activity at the NCAA Regional Leadership Conference in November.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Luther Fall Sports Camp Video

This post from Luther's SAAC Board, c/o senior Katie Etter:

"Last November, our SAAC group held a three-hour Fall All-Sports Clinic for children ages 4-8.  Sixty kids from the surrounding community and over fifty student-athletes were involved in the event.  The kids were taken from station to station by Luther College swimmers and then played a game or did a drill with team members from Luther’s basketball, soccer, football, volleyball, golf, tennis, baseball/softball, wrestling, and track teams.  We included a snack break halfway through the clinic and each participant was given a water bottle to take home with them. While the kids (and parents) loved every second of the clinic, the Luther athletes had a blast as well giving back to their sports. The All-Sports Clinic provided a good opportunity for Norse athletes to develop their leadership and connect with local youth to maintain a cooperative spirit among the Luther and Decorah community."

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Loras SAAC's "Toys for Tots" a Big Hit

From Denise Udelhofen, Associate AD and SAAC Advisor at Loras:
 "This past December, Loras’s SAAC sponsored “Toys for Tots” on three separate occasions. Toys for Tots is a national program sponsored by the U.S. Marine Corps, which looks to give those less fortunate a Christmas present. The Loras community was asked to donate an unwrapped toy when coming to one of the three Loras basketball games. When dropping their toy off, they were given a free popcorn ticket to enjoy during the athletic event. Many SAAC members were involved with posting signs around campus, spreading the message through word of mouth, and volunteering time during lunch to reach out to Loras staff, faculty, and students through flyers. Overall, it was a very successful event and the Loras community did not disappoint when asked to help support the Dubuque community."