SAAC Presents Hoyas Against Hunger Campaign

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Oct. 28, 2011

WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University Student-Athlete Advisory Committee is in the midst of a $1 Hoyas Against Hunger Campaign to benefit DC Central Kitchen. The drive will run through Nov. 4 with fans donating at games and through the athletic department.

SAAC's goal is to raise $1 from every Georgetown staff member and student-athlete as well as Hoya fans across the country to show that just one dollar can make a difference.

"We're very excited about our $1 Hoyas Against Hunger Campaign as it provides a great way for the entire Georgetown Athletic Department to give back and make an immediate impact in our community," said Ai Nishino, a member of SAAC.

The money raised will go towards purchasing sandwich materials that the student-athletes will assemble on Nov. 7 and donate to DC Central Kitchen.

DC Central Kitchen turns leftover food into millions of meals for thousands of at-risk individuals while offering nationally recognized culinary job training to once homeless and hungry adults. The mission is to use food as a tool to strengthen bodies, empower minds and build communities.

The program provides breakfast, outreach and counseling services to chronically homeless people living on the streets.

It also recycles 3,000 pounds of food each day, converting it into 4,500 meals that are distribute to 100 shelters, transitional homes and rehabilitation clinics throughout the DC area. These partner agencies then refer clients to a Culinary Job Training program, where they receive the tools to start new careers.

The empowerment process is completed by employing graduates in a full-service catering company or by placing them in full-time jobs at restaurants and hotels throughout the region.

SAAC's mission is to promote opportunity, protect student-athlete well being and foster a positive student-athlete image.

Georgetown's organization plays a number of roles on campus including discussing ways in which the student-athlete experience may be improved and how to achieve proper balance between athletic, academic and life experiences.

It also looks at ways to encourage and help Georgetown implement the six established principles regarding student-athlete well-being: the overall educational experience; cultural diversity and gender equity; health and safety; student-athlete's relationships with coaches and administrators; fairness, openness and honesty; and student-athlete involvement.

Finally, the participants aim to serve as leaders by: playing a leadership role in promoting community service at the campus level and conference wide level, garner support of necessary groups such as administrators, coaches, staff and student-athletes regarding issues important to student-athletes.

Donations for the $1 Hoyas Against Hunger Campaign can be sent to

Mark Rountree - Associate Athletics Director for Compliance and SAAC Advisor
Georgetown Athletics
McDonough Arena
Washington, DC 20057

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