Student-Athlete Advisory Committee
The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) consists of representatives from each varsity team and is run by the student-athletes. It is the goal of SAAC to be the student-athlete voice to the athletic administration; provide a bridge between the student-athletes and the Brown community; to undertake Student-Athlete Advisory Committee projects which will benefit student-athletes and the community; and to represent Brown University student-athletes and what they stand for. All student-athletes are encouraged to speak with their team's representative and get involved in the various projects the group is involved with. In the past, the group has focused on such issues as community service, student-athlete welfare, career development and publicity. Each year, however, the group decides together where their focus is going to lie. They examine the current issues facing student-athletes at Brown and focus in on the areas they feel they can impact. Now in its ninth year, SAAC continues to be united and gain a more powerful voice. The strong leadership and focus they have in place will strive to improve the lives of student-athletes on campus and in the community. It is certain that they will maintain the level of accomplishment they achieved last year and will continue to establish new and meaningful programs to focus on. If you would like to become involved with SAAC and their projects, see your SAAC representative or coach. To find out more about SAAC or to get involved, you can also contact the current President for 2009-10: Sam Speroni '11 (Swimming & Diving).
The SAAC administrator is Sarah Fraser (401-863-7584).
Current Community Service Projects: Health-to-Health Day, April 17, 2010
Health to Youth Day is an interactive field day for middle school students, grades 6-8, at the Brown Athletic Complex. This free event, organized and staffed by Brown student-athletes, will celebrate and promote healthy living to participants through a combination of sport-focused stations and a partnership with local public safety officials. Low-key sport stations run by members of Brown's 37 varsity teams will be designed to introduce participants to a variety of basic athletic skills while giving student-athletes and participants a chance to connect.
In addition to the athletic stations, representatives of the state, local, and campus police as well as the Providence Fire Department will be present with literature and demonstrations for the participants about safety and healthy living. It is a day for children to learn from NCAA College athletes the importance of a healthy lifestyle in a fun and interactive environment.
Go to http://www.healthtoyouth.com for more information.
Previous Community Service Projects: