On Saturday, Oct. 29, Drew University’s Student Athlete Advisory Committee, otherwise known as SAAC, hosted a trick or treat event for the families of Madison, encouraging them to come out and celebrate Halloween. From 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., members from numerous campus sports teams helped run tables that were set up outside Ranger Stadium. They handed out candy to any children who visited and brought team spirit to the community.
This event served as a way for Drew Athletics to contribute to the existing relationship between the Madison community and the university. To build upon this, they sought to create a fun and spirited activity for local kids to come and enjoy. Taking place at the same time as the Men’s Soccer Team’s season finale and senior game, the stadium and event were both abuzz with activity as people from Drew and Madison alike came out to show their support for the team and pick up some candy along the way.
The Halloween spirit was palpable at the event. Each sport team that participated had a different theme for their table, and the student athletes who were helping with the event came dressed to match their themes. Highlights of these themes included Men’s and Women’s Swim Teams dressing as mad scientists, Women’s Lacrosse dressing as minions and Men’s Volleyball dressing as Spider-Man. Even some of Drew’s Athletics’ coaches dressed up for the occasion, arriving at the game with their families. Many of them brought their children, all of whom were dressed up in cute costumes, such as princesses and ghosts, and sparked many admiring responses from Drew’s student-athletes.
When asked what her favorite part of the event was, Alex Edwing (’25), a SAAC representative from the Women’s Swim Team said, “I loved dressing up with my friends to surprise all the children.”
Everyone seemed to have a good time, and it gave all of the different sports teams a chance to interact with each other and their coaches. This event was also a great opportunity for Drew University’s sports teams to help give back to the Madison community while showing their great spirit and having fun as a team.