Drew’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee got into the Valentine’s Day spirit this past week by selling roses for Drew students to give to their friends as a means of fundraising for the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee’s organization.
Throughout part of the afternoon and evening on Feb. 6, 7 and 8, representatives of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and members of the Drew sports teams volunteered at tables in the Ehinger Center and Commons to sell roses to those who were interested. The roses will be delivered to a person of the buyer’s choosing, and all the students making the purchase had to do was fill out the information on where to deliver it.
The main goal of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee is to foster a relationship between Drew student-athletes and the rest of the Drew community. They plan a number of school-wide events in an effort to increase and encourage school spirit at sporting events, and they also hold fundraisers to support different causes.
The activity’s purpose was not just to spread happiness and festivity among the Drew community as Valentine’s Day approaches—it was also intended to help raise money that could then be funneled back into Drew’s athletics community.
“The money goes towards future SAAC events for our amazing athletes,” said Committee representative Alex Edwing (‘23).
The next major event that will be supported by the Committee takes place on Feb. 15, when the Drew Athletics department will be honoring National Girls & Women in Sports Day by inviting girls ages 5-13 to attend sports clinics and activities in the Simon Forum.
In terms of the other community fundraisers, this year Drew’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee is supporting the #TaubStrong, a movement to raise money to combat pediatric brain cancer.
Charlotte Wells is a junior majoring in English and French and minoring in humanities.