PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. The Northeast-10 Conference announced that Pace Universitys Student Athletic Advisory Committee won the conference award for the most money raised for the Make-A-Wish Foundation in the 2011-12 school year.
The committee raised $6,206.21, the highest total in its history, compared to the $5,000 it raised in the 2010-11 school year. Pace is the third school to win the award since its inception.
Seven seniors sat on the committee, including SAAC President Shea Hansen, who served the committee all four years at Pace.
I have always hoped that SAAC would win this award, Hansen said. We have worked so hard to create fundraising initiatives that will maximize our chances to raise the most money in the NE-10. I am proud of our student-athletes and glad we were able to make a large contribution to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
SAACs annual Bingo Night was the largest contributor to its success this year as the committee raised $2,700 at Goldstein Health and Fitness Center. SAAC also held a staff and faculty auction during halftime of a mens basketball game and raised money throughout the year at events such as Homecoming.
The committee also won four honors at the Pace Pride Awards.
SAAC teamed with Colleges Against Cancer to start the Pace Goes Pink campaign to raise money for the Dickstein Cancer Treatment Center at White Plains Hospital. The initiative raised $2,579.50 in its first year. SAAC also raised $1,250 for the Kay Yow Foundation, the largest amount ever by Pace athletics.
Paces Athletic Department and SAAC raised a combined $10,035.71 for charity organizations both local and throughout the country.
From a report by Pace University Athletics
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