HAMILTON, Mass. – Nineteen members of the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) visited the Pingree School in Hamilton, Mass. on Sunday (Oct. 15) to show their support for Massachusetts Special Olympics at its soccer qualifying tournament.
Student-athletes from nine of the 10 CCC full member schools gathered at Gordon College on Sunday morning for their annual CCC SAAC fall meeting before venturing out to the soccer field.
As part of their service project, the student-athletes created signs and handed out t-shirts at the tournament. They also offered their support by cheering on the Special Olympians and having conversations with the athletes, coaches, and volunteers. At halftime of various contests, CCC SAAC members also offered refreshment to the athletes as they handed out drinks with personalized notes to the participants.
Following their service project at Pingree, the group returned to the Gordon campus for its fall business session where community service ideas were shared and NCAA legislation was discussed.
The CCC SAAC will meet again in the spring at Curry College.
ABOUT THE COMMONWEALTH COAST CONFERENCE
The Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC), founded in 1984, is an NCAA Division III athletic conference comprised of ten full member and four associate member institutions throughout the New England region. Its membership aims to provide student-athletes with a positive experience in their pursuit of excellence through high academic standards, quality competition, and a meaningful student life. The conference administers championships in 18 intercollegiate sports.