S.A.A.C. raises nearly $6,000 for Haitian relief . . .

January 25, 2010

WORCESTER, Mass. --- The Assumption College Student Athlete Advisory Committee along with members of the student body at the College joined together for a "Hounds for Haiti" initiative which has raised nearly $6,000 to date.

The groups assisted in raising the funds for the Catholic Relief Services (http://crs.org) efforts in the recovery and rebuilding programs in Haiti. The mission of CRS is to "promote human development by responding to major emergencies, fighting disease and poverty, and nurturing peaceful and just societies."

The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee sponsored a 50/50 raffle during the college's basketball doubleheader Saturday (January 23, 2010) as the Greyhounds defeated Saint Michael's College in both the women and men's games. The proceeds of the raffle will go to "Hounds for Haiti."

The group also assisted the campus Outreach Center (community service) and the Student Government Association in selling red t-shirts with blue lettering, the colors of the Haitian flag, that said HOUNDS FOR HAITI for a contribution to the cause. The crowd which including a Winter Homecoming group responded.

Both the women and men's basketball teams wore the red t-shirts as their warm-up shirts before the game to promote awareness.