Oct. 4, 2012
CULLOWHEE, NC. - Western Carolina's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) will again be selling T-shirts to raise funds for breast cancer awareness. The shirts are $10 and all proceeds will be donated to the Jackson County Relay For Life.
SAAC will begin selling the T-shirts at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Catamount volleyball match against Appalachian State in the Ramsey Center. Representatives will be in the truck tunnel of the Ramsey Center for those interested in purchasing the shirts. They will also be selling them around campus and at selected Catamount athletic events throughout the year.
"We are really excited for the amount of awareness we raised in our effort last year," said SAAC President Samantha Hodge. "Our hope is to keep this event growing larger and larger each year. It makes me so happy to see the pink T-shirts from last year around campus daily and I can't wait for this new shirt to start spreading around the community."
The decision to donate the money raised to the Jackson County Relay for Life was an easy one for SAAC. The organization wanted to find a way to keep the money raised in the community to support this great cause locally. The "Whee Make a Difference" on the back of the shirt really represents what this student-athlete run organization is all about.
"A big part of what we wanted to do with the sale of the T-shirts this year is to push local community involvement," said SAAC Philanthropy Chair Nolan Clark. "We wanted to begin a tradition, of local community support, that would last through the years. "