TROY, Alabama – A guiding principal of Troy’s student-athletes has been their presence in the community as they to give back to people of Pike County. Led by the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), Troy student-athletes engage in community service projects throughout the year.
In September, all of Troy’s teams partnered with the University and the community to collect donations for the flood victims in Louisiana. Additionally, student-athletes from various teams visited Troy Elementary School and greeted kindergarteners as they arrived at school.
Student-athletes from the women’s basketball team spent time at the Troy Boys and Girls Club and other locations around the community to clean up litter on the road. Women’s soccer student-athletes also visited the Boys and Girls Club and prepared toiletry bags to help educate on proper hygiene.
Women’s golf and women’s tennis student-athletes visited the Christian Love Center throughout the month to not only play games with the children, but also help with homework and conduct tutoring sessions.
Additionally, members of the track and field team visited residents at Noble Manor Nursing Home, spent time at the Boys and Girls Club and cared for rescued dogs at Precious Paws.
The Troy University Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) advocates for an inclusive athletic environment that values the welfare of each student-athlete. We collaborate with all segments of the university, more specifically with the Troy University Athletic Department, to provide the voice for Troy University student-athletes. The mission of SAAC is to prepare student-athletes for lifelong learning and global citizenship through the promotion of academic, athletic, professional, and personal growth.
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