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NSU SAAC Raises Over $3,500 for Make-A-Wish Foundation

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Sharks make difference over the course of 2014-15 season.

The Nova Southeastern University Student-Athlete Advisory Committee officially raised $3,546 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the official charity of NCAA Division II, during the 2014-15 academic year.

“It was really fortunate that we had the EBoard that we had, with Bubba (Baroniel) as president and everybody that came through,” reflected senior Haley McKissack (Port Orange, Fla.), who served as the SAAC Make-A-Wish chair in 2014-15. “Everybody made a group effort to raise funds for Make-A-Wish… I was honored to be the chair, but it was really an entire group effort. I thought this year was a really great year because we tried out new ideas and did things differently.”

SAAC worked throughout the year to not only raise as much as possible, but also explore new ways to get students excited about participating in the fundraiser. SAAC made a concentrated effort on putting on events for students, including a video game tournament, a pool party in the fall and a Shark Auction in the spring.

“We really tried to put on events this year instead of just asking for donations,” said McKissack. “I thought that was something that was really cool to pull off and something that will hopefully grow in the future. Overall it’s been a really great experience and I was happy to do it. I was happy to work with the people I was able to work with, to be able to raise funds for such a great cause and an organization that really means a lot to all of us.”

Since 2003, NCAA Division II has been a national sponsor of Make-A-Wish, raising over $2.4 million to help grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions. Each year the Division II membership has been involved in various projects throughout the country to raise funds for over 338 wishes granted.