GENESEO – The SUNY Geneseo Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) went on its annual community leaf-raking spree this past Sunday, tidying lawns and sprucing up leaf piles as the last of the leaves are falling from the branches.
Over 350 members of the SUNY Geneseo Athletic Department members took part in this event, armed with rakes, tarps and a passion for community. According to SUNY Geneseo Athletics Director Mike Mooney, the program is an example of Geneseo’s high standards when it comes to student athletics.
“Our leaf raking event is one of the many opportunities our student-athletes have to give back to the Geneseo Community,” said Mooney. “Doing our best in the classroom, on the field and in the community are all important aspects of what it takes to be a well-rounded student-athlete at Geneseo.”
SAAC is comprised of Student-Athletes, and has members from each sports team that SUNY Geneseo hosts. Their bi-monthly meetings serve as a gateway for communication between athletes, coaches and directors.
SAAC will be hosting more events aimed at promoting growth in the classroom and on the field. Their next event will be the Veterans Recognition half-time ceremony at the basketball game on Tuesday, November 18, at the SUNY Geneseo basketball opener against Medaille.