Pacific Student-Athletes Win Second Annual Big West SAAC Coin Drive
March 20, 2009
Stockton, Calif. - With an impressive $2,735.35 raised, Pacific student-athletes won the Big West Conference Student Athlete Advisory Council's (SAAC) 2009 Coin Drive.
To promote breast cancer research, Pacific, along with eight other Big West schools, participated in the second annual Big West SAAC coin drive. Running the entire month of February, the event raised an incredible total of $14,672.69, easily exceeding the goal amount of $10,000.
"I am extremely proud of the teamwork of our student-athletes in the Big West Conference to raise money for these important charities. This is a true testimony to how many people bonding together and working toward a common goal, can achieve great success," said Pacific senior Danielle Neault.
Thanks to the Tigers raising the most money during the month of February, half of every Big West school's proceeds plus all of Pacific's, a total of $8,703.99, were donated to Pacific's charity, the St. Joseph's Medical Foundation of Breast Cancer Research. The remaining eight Big West institutions donated the other half of their money to their respective charities of choice.
"The student-athletes at Pacific are very excited to come out on top in the Big West Coin Drive. Last year we came in third place which was our motivation to win it all this year," added Neault.