Monday, December 18, 2006

DSAAC assists Salvation Army with Toy Drive

GRANVILLE- The Denison University Student Athlete Advisory Committee (DSAAC) teamed with the Licking County Salvation Army to assist with their annual "Adopt-A-Family" initiative last week and thanks to their generosity 30 local children will have something special under their tree on December 25.

Nearly $1,500 was collected on campus by members of DSAAC. The student-athletes involved with the committee took the donations and purchased gifts for the 30 children allotted to Denison by the Salvation Army.

DSAAC President Alison Teopas was thrilled with the enthusiasm and support displayed by the Denison community.

"The student advisory committee made it a goal this year to give back to the local community," stated Teopas. "We would like to thank the Salvation Army for organizing this program and allowing us to bring some joy into the homes of area children this Christmas."

The Adopt-A-Family (AAF) program matches impoverished families with individual or group sponsors to provide for their tangible needs at Christmas. Without the benefit of an adoption, these families would be looking forward to a very grim holiday. Being adopted is designed to be a once or, on very rare occasions, twice in a lifetime event for recipient families.

The mission of The Denison University Student Athletic Advisory Council is to work with the university administration and student-athletes to build positive relationships, develop unity, and increase involvement in the campus community. The council promotes communication and offers feedback and insight into departmental issues. The council also incorporates student-athlete opinions about proposed NCAC and NCAA legislation and encourages athletic teams to support one another. The council fosters and upholds programs to achieve these goals and works to fortify a positive student-athlete image on Denison University's campus.

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