Athletics News


Feb. 10, 2017

Fayetteville, NC – The Fayetteville State University Department of Athletics hosted a Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) Sock Drive that launched on Saturday, January 21st during the televised basketball game against Winston-Salem State. FSU SAAC entitled the sock drive as “Sock it to the Rams”.

The student-athlete advisory committee (SAAC) is a committee made up of student-athletes assembled to provide insight on the student-athlete experience. The SAAC also offers input on the rules, regulations and policies that affect student-athletes' lives on NCAA member institution campuses.

The number one needed clothing item for the homeless is socks, due to rare donation of the particular item. Socks can make a world of difference for someone in need. New socks reduce the risk of skin infections, prevent frostbite and foster good hygiene.

Fayetteville State SAAC received over 250 pairs of socks during the event. Former football student-athlete and current Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Chris Hubert donated 150 pairs of socks, as well as 15 pairs of wristbands and armbands. The Cheer Phi Smoov Alumni Chapter made a contribution of over 60 pairs of socks. The Lady Broncos bowling team provided 22 pairs of socks.

“On behalf of the FSU Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) and the Bronco cheerleaders better known as Cheer Phi Smoov, we would like to extend a special thank you for the spirit, support, and contributions to the SAAC “Sock it to the Rams” sock drive,” said FSU SAAC advisor and head cheerleading coach Dr. LaWanda Miller.

Donations will be allocated to local charities to include Operation Blessings and Urban Ministries. Collections for the SAAC sock drive are ongoing until the end of February 2017. FSU SAAC is hoping to reach the benchmark of donating 300 pairs of socks.

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