Student-Athlete Advisory Committee "Joins the Huddle to Fight Hunger" Next Week

Nov. 9, 2010

HATTIESBURG, Miss. - The Southern Miss Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) and the Office of Community Service Learning (OCSL) team up for Join the Huddle to Fight Hunger Week, Nov. 15-21.

As part of the Conference USA initiative to unite all member institutions through conference-wide community outreach, the SAAC and OCSL are inviting all student groups and alumni to participate. Join the Huddle to Fight Hunger Week will be an exciting week of activities and opportunities for the Southern Miss campus and the Hattiesburg community to fight hunger in the area.

The organizations to benefit from the canned food drive will be Christian Services and the Edwards Street Fellowship Center.

Listed below are important dates and details for Join the Huddle to Fight Hunger Week:

Mon. - Fri., Nov. 15-19 - Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to bring canned goods during business hours to the Office of Community Service Learning, which is located in The Hub, Room 104.

Wed., Nov. 17 - Kickoff the Golden Eagle basketball season by fighting hunger in Hattiesburg. Canned goods will be collected from 6:30-9 p.m., at the North Gate of Reed Green Coliseum.

Thu., Nov. 18 - Bring cans to the AASO Gospel Choir Concert at 7 p.m., in the Thad Cochran Center, Ballrooms 2 and 3.

Sat., Nov. 20 - Join the Huddle to Fight Hunger at the Southern Miss versus Houston football game. We are encouraging all fans to bring canned goods to the North corner of Pride Field. Collection will begin at noon and will end at 5 p.m.

Sun., Nov. 21 - Fight hunger in Hattiesburg by bringing canned goods to the Lady Eagle basketball game. Canned goods will be collected from 1:30-3pm at the North Gate of Reed Green Coliseum. Receive a $2 admission by bringing one canned item.

For more information, call Lauren Hillman at 266-5472 or Joshua Duplantis at 266-6467.

(Photo cutline - Southern Miss president Dr. Martha Saunders signs the proclamation for Join the Huddle for to Fight Hunger Week, Nov. 15-21. Accompanying Dr. Saunders is SAAC member William Spight from football, Adewumni Oke from OCSL and SAAC member Joyce Martinez from golf.)

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