SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – The Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Student-Athlete Advisor Committee (SAAC) will hold its third annual conference-wide food drive in the two weeks leading up to Thanksgiving.
Officially the food drive will run between Saturday, Nov. 9 and Friday, Nov. 22. The conference will release an update on Friday, Nov. 15.
Members of the conference SAAC agreed to continue the conference-wide food drive at their fall meeting at Nichols in late October.
During last year’s food drive league schools donated more than 4500 food items to various local food pantries and family centers. Salve Regina led all schools for the second year in a row, collecting over 1600 items.
As has been the case in the past, each school will be responsible for orchestrating the food drive on their own campus and reporting the count back to the conference office. This year the leaderboard will be updated halfway through the drive on Nov. 8 and again at the end of the campaign.
To learn more about how you can donate, reach out to each respective schools’ athletic department.
ABOUT THE COMMONWEALTH COAST CONFERENCE
The Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC), founded in 1984, is an NCAA Division III athletic conference comprised of nine full member and two 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. In 2020, the conference will expand to 10 full members and 19 championship sports with the addition of Suffolk University and women’s ice hockey, respectively.