Over 10 teams came out Sunday to compete in the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee also known as SAAC’s Spikeball fundraiser.
The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee is made up of representatives from each sports team on campus to be a voice for the rest of their respective teams. The Badger Beach volleyball team helped SAAC host this event by providing coaches for each team as well as the beach volleyball courts to hold the event. The money raised at this fundraiser will go towards the end of the year all-sports banquet hosted by SAAC, the banquet will be held on April 26 from 5-8 p.m. in Lablanc A.
Sunday's activities started at 12 o’clock noon. The teams crowded around the large platforms to listen to the rules of the event before finding their team's name on the posted bracket. Each team then spread out amongst the beach volleyball courts to begin their games of Spikeball. Although this event is put on to raise funds for the student-athletes, many non-student athletes participated in the fundraiser to have a good time as well as support some of their student-athlete friends.
Collin Darby, a Sophomore on the Men’s Golf team said, “It’s a great way for the student body to come out here and just another way for them to support the student-athletes. It is another way for the student-athletes and the rest of the student body to connect and show support for each other.”
The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee also puts on events around campus such as the end of the year all sports banquet to honor student-athletes and their achievements in their own sport as well as in the classroom. Sophomore SAAC representative Brooke Borgmeyer said, “The meaning behind this tournament is to help student-athletes and SAAC in general. It helps involve the student body with different activities that help bring awareness to SAAC and what they do. This also helps raise money for SAAC and the stuff we are able to do as an organization.”
Many Spring Hill students came out although they did not compete they were able to enjoy the sun and watch some Spikeball. For more information on SAAC go to shcbadgers.com and click the inside athletics tab.