University of Louisville
The University of Louisville planned an event in conjunction with their home softball game on April 7th to celebrate national student-athlete day. The event includes a picnic at the game along with related items during the game to celebrate their student-athletes.
Villanova University planned an ice cream social at their home softball game on Tuesday, April 6, 2010 to celebrate the many accomplishments made by their student-athletes.
Event: Cure for Kirby - Volunteer student-athlete's and SAAC representatives collected donations to support the Children's Medical Research Foundation, an organization trying to find a cure for Sanfilippo B syndrome.
This rare neuro-genetic disorder stops normal development and typically causes death before adulthood. In 1995, Kirby Wilson, younger sister of Marquette student-athlete Maggie Wilson, was diagnosed with Sanfilippo B Syndrome, which affects one in 24,000 births.
The courage Kirby has shown has inspired her sister Maggie to play tennis in her honor on the Marquette University women's tennis team. The Wilson family created the Children's Medical Research Foundation to raise public awareness and funds to support research for cures for Sanfilippo.
In total, student-athlete's raised over $1,300 for the Children's Medical Research Foundation. We are very proud of the student-athlete's and administrators who helped make this possible and we look forward to many more community events in the future.
Syracuse student-athletes will conduct a talent show. The proceeds are going to the "Friends of Jaclyn Foundation", which is a non-profit organization that pairs kids with brain tumors up with athletic teams. The event was organized to raise awareness for the non-profit organization while creating a fun atmosphere for Syracuse student-athletes to be together outside of competition.