FSU Athletics Contributes To Make-A-Wish
Big Rapids, Mich. - The Ferris State University Athletics
Department, in conjunction with Bulldog student-athletes, recently
presented a check for $1,419.32 to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
The Bulldogs' Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) coordinated a fundraising effort among the school's 17 varsity teams this past athletics season to contribute to NCAA Division II's national alliance with the Make-W-Wish Foundation, a global charity that grants the wishes of children with life-threeatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.
Each Bulldog program contributed to the cause with the volleyball, football and hockey programs finishing in the top three, respectively. Contributions came from change collections involving the 17 teams along with t-shirt sales at the department's annual Senior Send-Off.
Four SAAC members were on hand to help present the check, including seniors Tina Muir (Women's Track/CC), Erin Fuchik (Women's Golf), Tricia Principe (Women's Basketball) and junior Jordan Morgan (Football).
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, 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.
FSU student-athletes and teams, in partnership with General Mills Community Action and Yoplait, often take part in community service-related projects in an effort to "give back" to the local community.
Bulldog athletes and coaches spend numerous hours in local schools and contribute to a wide array of organizations in the local area and surrounding communities. At General Mills Community Action, they work to Nourish Lives in our communities with breakthrough ideas, and championship people. That means having an impact that enriches the lives of children and families and enhances the health and vitality of neighborhoods and cities across the U.S.