Brevard, N.C. - The Brevard College Student-Athlete Advisory Committee capped off an outstanding 2010-2011 season by achieving all of their goals set for the past academic year, including tripling their fundraising efforts and their gifts to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
The Tornados S.A.A.C. raised $2,100 this past year for the Make-A-Wish Foundation and helped the South Atlantic Conference break the $20,000 mark for the first time in conference history. Brevard raised most of the money through t-shirt sales at the Homecoming Game, as well as various fundraisers held throughout the year.
"It has been a real joy to be able to work with such a diligent group this year. They were outstanding and were very focused on exceeding last year's goal and did so by tripling their Make-A-Wish totals from the previous year," said Coach Britne Stubbs, Senior Women’s Administrator. "We had great leadership and work ethic from all of the members this year and plan to continue that on a yearly basis."
The Tornados also participated in Buddy Readings at several local elementary schools in Transylvania County. Members from the Brevard College Women’s Soccer, Women’s Basketball, Baseball, Softball, Men’s Basketball and Men’s and Women’s Tennis teams volunteered at Pisgah Elementary School, Brevard Elementary School and Rosman Elementary School from November until May and are in the process of making plans to be back in the schools for the 2011-2012 year.
The S.A.A.C. also hosted an End of the Year cookout on the banks of King’s Creek on the campus of Brevard College for the graduating senior student-athletes, as well as the faculty and staff of BC.
"With the help of the coaches and cooperation of their athletes we were able to reach out and make an impact in the community. I was pleased with how each member took on the responsibility to be leaders for their teams keeping them updated and involved with what the SAAC discussed," commented Drew Schauss, BC S.A.A.C. President for the 2010-2011 year. "I enjoyed being President this year, but we could not have had the success we had without Coach Stubbs and Coach Shug. I am grateful for the opportunity and would like to continue to try and build a strong relationship between the athletic and academic departments."
They also hosted the "Coffee Cart" on two occasions during the year and Schauss and Vice President Candice Fritz also were able to attend the annual South Atlantic Conference S.A.A.C. meeting held at Mars Hill College.
The BC S.A.A.C. is in its sixth year at Brevard College and is comprised of leaders from all 18 athletic teams.