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SAAC Finds Success in Pink Games at Soccer and Football

Oct. 4, 2011

CULLOWHEE, N.C. - Western Carolina's Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) had a highly successful kick-off to its Pink Game initiative and fund-raiser last weekend during the women's soccer and football games.

SAAC raised over $2,000 in donations and selling pink t-shirts which read "Whee Think Pink" and is well on its way to its $3,000 goal. Members of SAAC sold the t-shirts at the University Center last Thursday and Friday, as well at the soccer game Friday night and the football game on Saturday.

"To see all of the pink shirts and posters, body paint, ribbons, etc. this past weekend at the soccer and football games was incredible," said women's soccer player and SAAC Vice-President Samantha Hodge. "I have never been so proud to be a part of a philanthropy event that I know will make a difference. Every athlete at WCU has donated to this fund and is in full support of our "Whee Think Pink" campaign."

SAAC, as part of its mission, is to give back to the community through service. The committee decided to do Pink Games for all sports after the success of women's basketball and volleyball hosting them in previous seasons.

"We have all been affected by or know someone close that has been affected by breast cancer," Hodge said. "This has given us a way to give back and make a difference in our community and show that we are more than just athletes."