AMCC Begins D3 Week with Honoring Community Service

AMCC Begins D3 Week with Honoring Community Service

Buffalo, NY- (Courtesy of the AMCCThe AMCC Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) joined together in 2019 to participate in the first-ever conference-wide community service project, SAAC for Socks. AMCC student-athletes joined forces throughout the end of January and beginning of February to help keep the less fortunate warm as temperatures across the landscape of the AMCC continued to drop.

Student-athletes and athletic departments across the AMCC collected winter socks, gloves, and hats to donate to local homeless shelters across the region. Socks were the main focus of the campaign, as they are an extremely high-need item for homeless people, especially during the winter months, when there is the risk of frostbite. Homeless people often have shoes but no socks, and the danger often goes unnoticed until it is too late. 

In total, the AMCC collected 1,769 pairs of socks, 141 pairs of gloves, 113 winter hats, 343 miscellaneous items (such as hand warmers, scarves, tops, etc), and $140. Items were donated to local shelters and other organizations within each campus' local community such as the Buffalo City Mission, Franciscan Works of Mercy, Altoona Rescue Mission, Community Health Net & the Mental Health Association Homeless Shelters in Erie, and the Bradford Head Start Program and Bradford Care for Children. 

As for D'Youville, the entire Spartan community engaged in several community service projects. The men's basketball team hosted multiple cancer awareness nights while both of the men's and women's basketball teams helped feed the less fortunate during the Thanksgiving holiday. In addition, the two teams recognizing and honoring veterans with Spartan student-athletes taking part in the Special Olympics Polar Plunge, raising funds for the Special Olympics at Woodlawn Beach.

All of our community service efforts can be found at our community service page.