Oct. 19, 2009
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -
The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) will host an “all-you-can-eat” pasta night this Wednesday, October 21 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Ahmanson North on the campus of LMU. The cost for the dinner, which serves as a fundraiser for SAAC and is open to anyone, is $9.99. Payments can be made at the door via cash and OneCard transactions.
The purpose of the SAAC is to "provide insight on the student-athlete experience. The SAAC also offers input on the rules, regulations, and policies that affect the student-athletes' lives on NCAA member institution campuses." The over all mission is to "enhance the total student-athlete experience by promoting opportunity, protecting student-athlete welfare, and fostering a positive image."
Following the fundraiser on Wednesday, SAAC and many of the LMU athletic teams will participate in the “Madness at Midnight” dance competition at the annual event on Friday night. The student body is encouraged to attend “Madness at Midnight” and then stick around for the dance party that will follow. Doors open at 10:30 p.m.
The events continue on Tuesday, October 27 as SAAC hosts its annual “Booling” event. Last year, the event, which took place at El Dorado Lanes, was aimed at supporting the St. Joseph's Center in Los Angeles. Each person was required to bring a can of food to enter, and the teams who came in costume, participated in bowling, and brought a non-perishable food item, received points for their team towards the Lion's Cup Competition. In total, LMU's student-athletes donated over 250 canned food items while bowling and partaking in various costume contests.
The Student-Athlete Mentors will conclude the busy week of fun on Thursday, October 29 with their annual “Fright Night” festivities. This year marks the fifth consecutive year for the event, which welcomes children from all over the surrounding communities to take part in an afternoon of activities with the student-athletes. The children are allowed to pick which activities they want to participate in from a haunted house to face-painting to trick-or-treating. Many current LMU student-athletes take part by serving as tour guides, leading the children around campus and by handing out snacks to the trick-or-treaters.
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- GO LIONS -