**For Immediate Release**
SAAC – Good Kids Doing
-released by Aggie Sports on 05/08/06
by Scott Puryear
Goodwell, Okla.--- A Student Athlete Advisory Committee
(SAAC) is comprised of student athletes assembled to provide
insight on the student athlete experience. The National
Collegiate Athletic Association mandates that all member
institutions have SAAC chapters on their respective campuses.
SAAC offers input on the rules, regulations and polices
that affect student athletes on NCAA member institution
The objectives of SAAC chapters around the country include:
||Generate a student
athlete voice within the NCAA structure.
||Solicit student athlete response
to proposed NCAA legislation.
||Recommend potential NCAA legislation.
||Review, react and comment to
the governance structure on legislation, activities
and subjects of interest.
||Actively participate in the
administrative process of athletics programs and
||Promote a positive student athlete
Last week, the OPSU SAAC chapter
organized a community service event to benefit both the
OPSU community as well as the entire community of Goodwell.
On April 25, about 40 student athletes and most of the
OPSU coaches participated in a “Community Clean-Up” in Goodwell. “The
kids wanted to do a community service project to give back
to OPSU and Goodwell,” said Brad Vanden Boogaard,
SAAC faculty advisor. “They wanted to clean up some
of the areas around campus and in town, something they
knew would benefit everybody.”
The student athletes and their coaches picked up trash
along the fence at Carl Wooten Field and the OPSU golf
course. They also worked along Aggie Avenue and 2nd Street.
The volunteers ended the afternoon picking up trash around
residential areas that many OPSU students occupy and along
Highway 54, an area that every visitor to Goodwell sees.
Thanks to the members of SAAC and the coaches for all they
have done for OPSU and Goodwell this year!