SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Going into the final day of the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) conference-wide food drive, Roger Williams is still on top. Schools can still make a late surge to catch them with collections at Friday night contests. The final count will be tallied over the weekend with the results posted on Monday afternoon.
Reach out to each respective institution for information on how you can donate.
ABOUT THE EVENT
At the CCC SAAC Fall meeting, student-athletes decided to hold a conference-wide food drive from Friday, Nov. 10 to Friday, Nov. 17.
Each of the 10 CCC full member institutions is coordinating the event on its own campus. During the week, each school will solicit donations of food items and report the count of items collected to the Conference office at the end of each day. An updated leaderboard of items collected will be released every morning of the drive.
Every school will be accepting donations in different ways. Some will have donation boxes outside of their athletic department, while others will be accepting food items in exchange for admission into athletic contests. For more information on how you can contribute to the drive, reach out to your respective institution.
At the end of the week, each school will deliver the donated items locally to an organization of its choice.
The following schools have reported they will be donating their items at the following locations:
- Curry - Dedham Food Pantry (Dedham, Mass.)
- Eastern Nazarene - Quincy Family Resource Center (Quincy, Mass.)
- Endicott - The Open Door Food Pantry (Gloucester, Mass.)
- Gordon - on-campus homeless ministry for redistribution and the Beverly Salvation Army
- Nichols - Food Share (Webster, Mass.)
- Roger Williams - East Bay Food Pantry (Bristol, R.I.)
- Salve Regina - Martin Luther King Center (Newport, R.I.)
- University of New England - Biddeford Food Pantry (Biddeford, Maine)
- Western New England –families of local students WNE mentors and the Women’s and Children’s Center
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.