MEC-SAAC Demonstrates the Meaning of Thanksgiving
In keeping with the annual tradition of making a contribution to the greater good, members of the Medgar Evers College Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (MEC-SAAC) lent a hand to those in need on Thanksgiving Day. Members of the committee and other student-athletes traveled to Brooklynâ€™s Calvary Pentecostal Church to help serve food.
“This is a yearly event that MEC-SAAC organizes and participates in,” said Elston Alexis, SAAC liaison and academic counselor. â€œThere are so many people in close vicinity to Medgar Evers College who truly are in need.”
The experience of working together to give those less fortunate a better Thanksgiving not only helped those being served, it also proved to be a valuable experience for the MEC-SAAC volunteers.
“It was an eye-opening experience for me to volunteer on Thanksgiving Day,â€ added Kishon Boston, a senior on the Men’s Cross Country team. â€œIâ€™ll definitely do it again. Itâ€™s important, especially for my generation, to extend a helping hand and to do right in the community.”
The MEC-SAAC provides support to help student-athletes manage the demands of participating in intercollegiate athletics and achieve the most out of their college experience. The members of the committee serve as role models and adhere to a level of conduct that demonstrates the values of citizenship and service.
For more information, visit MEC-SAAC online or contact Chetara Murphy, director of Athletics and Intramurals at email@example.com.