NSU SAAC Donates to HOPE Outreach Center

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Nova Southeastern Athletics, led by the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), participated in the NSU’s Global Day of Service event, donating food as part of a food drive for the HOPE Outreach Center in Davie.

SAAC President and NSU Softball outfielder, Sydney Lageyre helped organize the donations and said, “Leading the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee in participating in this year’s Global Day of Service was so special because we finally got to come together to do something meaningful for our community.” 

Lageyre added, “When our organization decided to participate in a food drive, it was easy for us to connect with the HOPE Outreach Center to get a list of donations they needed; it’s an honor to partner with HOPE and serve hundreds of local families in our community. As the President of SAAC and a graduate student, I hope that our SAAC family continues to serve the community that has given us so much already.”

Joanne Robinson, a representative of the HOPE Outreach Center, said, “the NSU collection of over 350 lbs of nutritious pantry provisions, and the volunteering student-athletes, made a difference. The faces of so many of the distraught, when they arrive at the HOPE Outreach Center, are relieved when they have food to provide for their families. We are extremely grateful of our friends at NSU to organize, collect and deliver pantry items to HOPE.”

2022 marked the second year SAAC participated in NSU’s Global Day of Service.

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NSU Delivers School Supplies to Davie Elementary

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Nova Southeastern Athletics, in partnership with the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), proudly continued its tradition of serving the community by hosting a school supply drive for Davie Elementary. During the 2021-22 Welcome Back event for the NSU Student-Athletes, all 16 teams gathered school supplies to be given to Mrs. Whitton’s first grade class. SAAC also spent some time interacting with the students.  

SAAC School Supply Donations 2021

NSU student-athletes and SAAC representatives shared their thoughts on the experience 

Nick Smith – Men’s Basketball Nick Smith addressing 1st grade class

“I had a great time at Davie Elementary today. It was nice to interact with the first-grade students in Mrs. Whitton’s class and to see the excitement on their faces as we met them and answered some of their questions.” 

Maeve Hunt – Women’s Swimming 

“Going to see the Davie Elementary School kids was such a cool experience. The kids were so excited to have us there and loved getting to know us as student-athletes. Seeing firsthand the help the donations would give was also such an incredible feeling.” 

Michael Bittner McPherson – Men’s Soccer  

“Having the opportunity to be a part of the supply drop off at Davie Elementary is one that I’ll never forget. Seeing the excitement of the kids and the joy we brought to their faces is something that was special and will stay with me for a long time.” 

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