Members of the 2011-12 South Dakota Mines Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) from row from the left are: Thomas Everett and Lillian Temple. Back row from the left, are: Ariel Granillo, Katie Ramsbacher, Janelle Strampe, Patrick Shaw and Kolten Jelden.
SDSM&T Student Athlete Advisory Committee
RAPID CITY --- The South Dakota School of Mines Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) held a "Grubby's Gifts" charity drive Saturday during the Hardrocker men's and women's basketball games against Dickinson State at the King Center in Rapid City.
Hardrocker SAAC members, asked for donations to help a local family in need, raised $207 plus several bags of clothes, shoes and children's bedding.
"I would like to send a big thanks to everyone that contributed to our Student Athlete Advisory Committee's 'Grubby's Gifts' initiative this past weekend," said SD Mines SAAC advisor Tiffany McCampbell. "I am happy that we can help this family in their time of need --- especially during the Holiday's."
The SD Mines SAAC members will deliver the donations to the local family this week.
RAPID CITY --- The South Dakota Mines Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) sponsored a "Make-A-Wish" fundraiser this past Friday during the Hardrocker men's and women's basketball games against Johnson and Wales University (Colo.) at the King Center in Rapid City.
SD Mines SAAC members sold "Wish Stars" at the event for $1 with all proceeds going directly to the "Make-A-Wish" Foundation.
"The Student Athlete Advisory Committee is very excited to present the 'Wish Stars' for the 'Make-A-Wish' Foundation," said SAAC Faculty Advisory Tiffany McCampbell. "What a fantastic, yet humbling initiative for our student-athletes at Mines to give back to the community. The SAAC Committee had such a positive public response to the event so we decided to hold another similar fundraiser during the next home basketball games Feb. 10 against the University of Sioux Falls."
In the spirit of service, NCAA Division II student-athletes, coaches, administrators, parents, fans, friends and communities across the country are working hard to make a difference in the lives of "Make-A-Wish" families through their fundraising efforts.
Since inception, the NCAA Division II has raised more than $1.9 million in support of the "Make-A-Wish" mission. All are working toward the same cause - to grant the most heartfelt wish of every eligible child in the United States. Your donation today will help us achieve this vision and bring smiles to wish kids and their families.
RAPID CITY --- The South Dakota Mines Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) will be sponsoring a "Make-A-Wish" fundraiser Jan. 27 during the Hardrocker men's and women's basketball games against Johnson and Wales University (Colo.) at the King Center in Rapid City.
SD Mines SAAC members will be selling "Wish Stars" at the event for $1 with all proceeds going directly to the "Make-A-Wish" Foundation.
"The Student Athlete Advisory Committee is very excited to present the 'Wish Stars' sales for the 'Make-A-Wish' Foundation," said SAAC Advisory Tiffany McCampbell. "What a fantastic, yet humbling initiative for our student-athletes at Mines to give back to the community. The 'Make-A-Wish' Foundation has informed us that there are 14 children in the Rapid City area that are in the process of receiving a wish. We are hoping that we can positively impact all of these children."
In the spirit of service, NCAA Division II student-athletes, coaches, administrators, parents, fans, friends and communities across the country are working hard to make a difference in the lives of "Make-A-Wish" families through these fundraising efforts. Since inception, the NCAA Division II has raised more than $1.9 million in support of the "Make-A-Wish" mission. All are working toward the same cause - to grant the most heartfelt wish of every eligible child in the United States. Your donation today will help us achieve this vision and bring smiles to wish kids and their families.
by Brad Blume, Sports Information Director
RAPID CITY --- The South Dakota School of Mines Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) sponsored a "Soles4Souls" shoe drive during the US Bank Thanksgiving Men's and Women's Basketball Classic at the King Center at the end of November. Thursday Morning SAAC student president Thomas Everett (right), SAAC Faculty Adviser and Lady Hardrocker head volleyball coach Tiffany McCampbell (second from left) along with Hardrocker Athletics equipment manager Rick Lutes (left) swung by the Rapid City HOPE Center to donate the shoes to the non-profit organization. Curtis Jensen (middle), an Operations Assistant for the Hope Center graciously excepted the donation and said the shoes would go to people in need.
"Soles4Souls" is a Nashville-based charity that collects shoes from the warehouses of footwear companies and the closets of people willing to donate. The charity distributes these shoes to people in need, regardless of race, religion, class, or any other criteria, but instead of shipping the shoes all the way to Nashville, Everett and the rest of the SAAC organization felt the donated shoes would better served locally.
"This was a great student-led initiative carried out by the SAAC organization," McCampbell said. "Our (Hardrocker) equipment manager Rick Lutes came up with the idea, presented to us at our last meeting and the student-athletes really ran with it. I think this was a good cause and a great success. We delivered quite a few boxes of shoes to the HOPE Center. I also think it was perfect timing too --- right before Christmas."
The HOPE Center is a relationship-based project of First United Methodist Church in partnership with the John T. Vucurevich Foundation, the South Dakota Community Foundation, the City of Rapid City and the United Methodist Dakotas Conference. The HOPE Center offers basic day services to the homeless and those without hope in our community.
The SD Mines SAAC organization was formed to promote and enhance the local community through the SD Mines Athletics Dept., administration and student-athletes. SAAC is also used to encourage student-athlete participation in various programs and events developed within the athletic dept., and campus as well as encourage academic success and an environment of support among the Hardrocker athletic programs, the community and athletic administration.
What is the SDSM&T Student Athlete Advisory Committee?
To promote and enhance community with the SDSM&T Athletic Department Administration and the Student-Athlete.
To encourage student-athlete participation in various programs and events developed within the athletic department and campus.
To encourage academic success and an environment of "support" within the SDSM&T athletic teams/Athletic Administration.
Functions of the campus SAAC:
Promote community between athletics administration, campus administration and student-athletes.
Provide feedback and insight into athletic department issues.
Generate a student-athlete voice within the campus athletics department.
Build a sense of community and pride with the athletics program involving all athletics teams.
Become a liaison to student-athletes on proposed conference and NCAA legislation.
Organize community service efforts.
Promote a positive student-athlete image on campus.
The Mission of the SDSM&T Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) is to be known by student-athletes, coaches and administration as an organization connecting athletes. Our goal is to improve the image, welfare and academic standards of all student-athletes through campus activities, social events, support, and community service.
The membership of the SAAC will be composed of one member from each of the University's athletic teams. A varsity sport is a sport that has been accorded that status by the institution's chief executive officer. At present (October 5, 2010) these teams include: cross country, golf, track and field, football, and volleyball. All representatives are responsible to be the liaison between their respective team and the SAAC.
Requirements for participation in the SDSM&T SAAC are: To maintain academic eligibility, to adhere to the purposes and guidelines of SAAC, and to regularly attend mandatory meetings. All members are subject to removal from this organization by the Executive Committee or SAAC advisor if the SAAC member fails to follow the appropriate guidelines.
The executive committee will be composed of the SDSM&T Athletic Director, a SAAC advisor, and a four person student committee which will be elected at the first meeting of each new academic year. The student held positions are: President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary.
The President must be an entering Junior or Senior and will be voted on by the committee. Voting for all officers will take place at the first meeting of the academic year. In the event that the President cannot fulfill their obligations, the Vice President would take over the remainder of the year.
Must call and preside over all SAAC Meetings.
Should regularly community with the SAAC Advisor and create all agenda's.
Will support and maintain the mission and philosophies of all councils.
The Vice President shall be voted in to office on the first meeting of the school year. They should be a Junior in academic standing or higher.
In the President's absence, they should resume all responsibility.
Should form reports on all councils, activities, goals and outlooks.
The secretary will be responsible for all meeting minutes, tracking and taking attendance, creating and maintaining all SAAC bulletin boards, and recording and documenting all individual and team community service projects.
Is responsible for community all relevant information to SAAC members and reserving a consistent meeting spot.
Will prepare and maintain an accurate record of all funds and disbursal of funds as directed by the President and Executive Council.
Must be in charge of organizing and creating fundraising activities within the SAAC.
2011-12 SAAC Membership and Officers
|Men's BB:||Nate Jacobson|
|Volleyball:||Reanna Roberson||Vice President|
|Men's XC:||Thomas Everett||President|
|Women's XC:||Alexis Godke|
|Men's OTF:||Seth Brotherton|
|Women's OTF:||Anna Haneline
|Men's ITF:||Kolton Jelden|
|Women's ITF:||Lillian Temple|
|Women's BB:||Ariel Granillo||Secretary|
|Men's Golf:||Tyler Frick
|Women's Golf:||Brianna Dodge