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Southern Miss Athletics Set to "Let's SAAC Hunger"

Alex Pfefferle, SAAC President
Nov. 5, 2014 HATTIESBURG, Miss. - The Southern Miss Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) is sponsoring its "Let's SAAC Hunger" food drive, Nov. 7-14.

The food drive is a part of an annual Conference USA competition amongst member institutions and is coordinated at Southern Miss by SAAC and the Center for Community and Civic Engagement. All canned goods that are donated will directly benefit our local community. Immediately after weigh-in, distribution will begin to the Edwards Street Fellowship Center in Hattiesburg. Last year, the University collected nearly 7,500 lbs., of food.

"SAAC really enjoys participating in the Let's SAAC Hunger canned food drive, because it's a great way for us to give back to the community," said SAAC President Alex Pfefferle, and current member of the school's volleyball team. "It is especially beneficial for us to take time and get involved with a cause that will directly benefit Hattiesburg. Anything that we can do to have such a direct impact through our service is a privilege as a Southern Miss student-athlete."

During that week, if any individual donates five canned food items at any of the Golden Eagle home games, they will receive a voucher for a ticket to a game during the Lady Eagle Thanksgiving Classic, Nov. 28-29.

The schedule of collection opportunities for "Let's SAAC Hunger" week includes the following:

*Nov. 7-14: Southern Miss Athletics will offer fans who donate at least five canned food items at home athletics events Nov. 7-14 will receive a free admission voucher to one of the women's basketball games in the Lady Eagles Thanksgiving Classic Tournament at Reed Green Coliseum Nov. 28-29. Canned goods will be collected at the following athletics events:

*11/7- USM Volleyball vs. Western Kentucky University, 7 p.m.
*11/8 - USM Women's Basketball vs. University of West Florida, 12 p.m.
*11/8 - USM Football vs. Marshall University, 6 p.m.
*11/9 - USM Volleyball vs. Florida Atlantic University, 12 p.m.
*11/14 - USM Women's Basketball vs. William Carey University, 11:00 a.m.
*11/14 - USM Men's Basketball vs. William Carey University, 7 p.m.

*Nov. 7-14: Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to bring canned goods during regular business hours to the Center for Community and Civic Engagement (CCCE), located in The Hub, room 104, or to any Aramark dining location on the Hattiesburg campus.

*Nov. 9-13: Canned goods will be collected by Southern Miss student-athletes at Corner Market grocery store location in Hattiesburg, Petal and Oak Grove Nov. 9-13 from 6-8 p.m.

For more information, call Dan Jacobs at 601-266-4502 or the CCCE at 601-266-5074.

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