written by Neil Morgan, CBU sports information intern
RIVERSIDE, Calif. --- Earlier this year, the Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) of the Pacific West Conference set a goal that each university affiliated with the conference will donate $2,000 to charity. Monday, Feb. 20, California Baptist University is doing its part to reach that goal.
CBU's SAAC will host the "Make a Swish, Make-A-Wish" fundraiser at the men and women's basketball games against Chaminade University.
All students, faculty, staff, alumni and community are invited to come and support the Make-A-Wish foundation through donation, and a Make-A-Wish family will be honored at halftime of the men's game Monday night.
"We will gladly accept any donation of more than one dollar," said SAAC President Bailee Sawyer.
All donations will go directly to the Make-A-Wish foundation, and will increase CBU's charitable donation total.
Those interested in donating will have two options-they can donate any amount and get their name on a star that will hang in the concession area, or they can donate $10 and receive a shirt.
The SAAC has set a goal to raise at least $1,000 in donations at the event.
"We are competing with schools like Grand Canyon University, which raises about $5,000 each year," said Sawyer. "So we want this event to be a spark to donate as much as we can."
The SAAC is a committee that consists of two athletes from each team at CBU.
"We organize fundraising for different organizations and sponsor community engagement through tutoring and helping at the YMCA," said Sawyer.
"Make a swish, Make-A-Wish" will be taking donations outside of the Van Dyne Gym Feb. 20 starting at 5:30 p.m.