West Chester University The Student Athlete Advisory Committee of West Chester University sponsored several events, raising over $2,000 for the Make-A-Wish foundation, including, the a talent show where all teams were represented and performed their talents off the field. Additionally, student sold stars, collected during games and held a Ping-Pong tournament. The women’s teams also volunteered to run an evening, showing local girls from the YMCA Youth Center West Chester’s sport programs, including tennis, track, soccer, basketball and gymnastics. There were also games and food for the girls to enjoy while learning the importance of participating in athletics. The football team participated in an annual walk at Citizens Bank Park to benefit Autism Speaks. They also gave a hand in the bone marrow donor registry drive for the “Be the Match Foundation” by recruiting students and staff on campus to sign up to be in the registry. The women’s gymnastics team volunteered for the Pink Invitational Meet that benefits Unite for Her, which is dedicated to improving the lives of women and girls by supporting and providing breast cancer and wellness programs that educate, empower and restore. Other sports participated in various community service events including BINGO at Barclay Friends Senior Center, a pink softball game to raise money for the American Cancer Society, and the Logan 5K.
A brief overview of the activity of the National Consortium for Academics and Sports during the 2011-2012 academic year.