MOUNT PLEASANT, N.Y. – Pace University’s Student Athletic Advisory Committee held its sixth annual Bingo Night on Tuesday at Goldstein Health and Fitness Center and raised $2,600 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
More than 250 students and staff members took part in the fundraiser for Make-A-Wish, which is the charity of choice for all Division II schools. Lucio’s Pizza and Frank and Joe’s Deli provided free food to those in attendance.
The SAAC’s goal for the 2011-12 academic year is to raise $8,000, and Tuesday’s event brought the total so far to more than $6,000. This is the most that the SAAC has raised for Make-A-Wish in the history of Pace University.
The committee will be active in the next few weeks with community service events. The SAAC will travel to the Bedford Road School on Saturday to assist the Pleasantville PTA in planting flowers in the courtyard of the school.
When Pace’s softball team hosts Bentley University on Sunday, the SAAC will launch the “Pace Goes Pink” breast cancer campaign for the spring season. Lacrosse will go pink on April 10, when the Setters host Adelphi University, while baseball will do so on April 22 against Assumption College.
The SAAC will participate in Relay for Life at Goldstein Fitness Center on April 20 and 21 and will host developmentally disabled children at a Pace baseball game on April 25.
Earlier this year, the committee partnered with Colleges Against Cancer and raised more than $2,500 for the Dickson Cancer Treatment Center in White Plains.
From a report by Pace University Athletics