SAAC Prepares Initiative to Help Haiti
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – More than
30 days after the earthquake in Haiti, the Northern Arizona Student
Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) has continued to stay focused on
the relief effort. SAAC will be at both NAU men’s basketball
games this weekend with the goal of raising funds for the people of
Port-Au-Prince, the Haitian capital that was decimated by a 7.0 earthquake on January 12, has been aided by numerous volunteer and charitable efforts from around the world. But as the violent rain season approaches, the people of Haiti remain in harm’s way.
“Helping the relief fund is a great way to represent the University and show that we still care about the Haitian people,” said SAAC co-chair and track and field athlete Nicole Elliott. “Helping people out shows your character and we feel there are a lot of people at Northern Arizona and in Flagstaff that want to aid in the relief efforts just like us. This is a great opportunity for everyone to give back.”
People wishing to donate to the Haiti Relief Fund should attend Thursday’s game against Portland State at 6:35 p.m. in the Walkup Skydome. SAAC will be selling NAU “throwback” apparel and all proceeds will be given to the Haiti relief effort.
On Saturday, NAU faces Eastern Washington also at 6:35 p.m. in the Walkup Skydome and SAAC will be selling “Split the Pot” tickets for one dollar. The money earned on Saturday will be donated as well.
For fans and community members wishing to help out SAAC in their charitable initiative, contact Diana Ulrey at (928) 523-4495.