LAS VEGAS, Nev. – The Western Athletic Conference has announced UMKC as the winner of the WAC Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) Community Service Award, the conference office announced on Thursday.
The WAC SAAC challenged each other in a league-wide competition for the award. This year's contest had Conference institutions participating in a service activity of their choice. At the conclusion of the service activities, each institution submitted a presentation to the WAC SAAC with a recap on their event and its importance to their respective communities.
Kansas City's student-athlete advisory committee organized a holiday toy drive that included accepting toys and monetary donations at basketball contests during the months of November and December. Overall, the Kansas City SAAC raised a total of $3,570 in cash donations, which was used to purchase additional holiday gifts. The holiday gifts were delivered to the children of The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Kansas City.
The award was presented to Kansas City representatives during its men's basketball team's quarterfinal game at the 2019 Western Athletic Conference Basketball Tournament in Las Vegas.
The WAC would like to recognize the SAACs from all nine of its institutions for their hard work and efforts on the 2018-19 WAC SAAC Community Service Project. For more information on the WAC SAAC and to view photos from various community service activities, like the WAC SAAC Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/WACSAAC/) and follow the WAC SAAC on Twitter (@WACSAAC) and Instagram (wacsaac).
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