INDIANAPOLIS – The NCAA Division I Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) will work with Butler’s SAAC this weekend to support Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana by providing a food drive at the athletic events held inside Hinkle Fieldhouse. The day will start with a 12 p.m. women’s basketball game vs. St. Mary’s followed by a women’s volleyball match between the Bulldogs and Villanova. The final event of the day will showcase the men’s basketball team hosting Princeton at 8 p.m.
The NCAA Division I Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) represents the voice of Division I student-athletes. On a national level, the student-athlete voice has been sought on issues surrounding Division I intercollegiate athletics, specifically those impacting the student-athlete experience and well-being. To ensure that a comprehensive student-athlete voice is included in key discussions at all levels, the committee is made up of 32 members, each representing a Division I conference, and is a key group within the NCAA governance structure.
The National SAAC meets in-person three times annually with an
upcoming meeting November 15-17 in Indianapolis. In conjunction
with each of its meetings, SAAC recognizes and embraces the
importance of community service and the impact they, as leaders,
have by giving back. At its November meeting the committee will
join Butler University’s SAAC in a food drive to support
Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana.
Butler will collect food during the women's basketball game, the volleyball match, and the men's basketball game on Saturday. Fans can get $2 off women's tickets and volleyball tickets with a food donation, and for the men's game, they can receive a raffle ticket for a chance at one of the fun packs that marketing gives out. In addition to the Butler athletics events, the NCAA staff will collaborate with the National SAAC to raise money for Gleaners through a staff jeans day.