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Student Athlete Advisory Committee Participating in 'Let's SAAC Hunger'

Nov. 18, 2013

HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Just in time for Thanksgiving, Southern Miss fans, faculty, staff and students can help the Golden Eagles best their fellow Conference USA programs by contributing to the annual "Let's SAAC Hunger" food drive.

The Southern Miss Student Athlete Advisory Committee, along with the Center for Civic and Community Engagement organized this year's effort, which began Sunday and concludes this Saturday.

The "Let's SAAC Hunger" Food Drive is part of an annual Conference USA competition among member institutions with the winner determined by the weight of the canned goods donated. The top program will be recognized in the spring by conference officials.

The Golden Eagles have consistently ranked among the better performers in this program and it is the hope of organizers that this year will be no different.

Donations can be made each night from 6-8 p.m. at any of three local Corner Market grocery stores:

  • Hardy Street Corner Market (3706 Hardy Street, Hattiesburg, Miss., 39401)
  • Petal Corner Market (116 S. Main Street, Petal, Miss., 39465)
  • Oak Grove Corner Market (5266 Old Hwy 11, Hattiesburg, Miss., 39402)

Members of the Southern Miss Student Athlete Advisory Committee will also be at following games collecting donated food items:

Tues., Nov. 19
Women's Basketball vs. Arkansas Little Rock at 7 p.m.- fans will receive free admission to the game when they donate two can food items

Sat., Nov. 23
Football vs. Middle Tennessee - 1-3 p.m., at all gates of M.M. Roberts Stadium

Sat., Nov. 23
Women's Basketball vs. Florida Gulf Coast at 7 p.m.

Fans can also donate to this campaign by utilizing this LINK.

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