2017 spring meetings

Location Tbd @ 7:30 PM

Tue, January 31st

Tue, February 21st

Tue, March 21st

Tue, April 18th


SAAC Forums

In an effort to strengthen and empower the student-athlete camaraderie, SAAC hosts forums each semester open to all student-athletes. Each forum is centered around a camaraderie building activity for student-athletes from all sports to come and get to know one another.

Between a Ping Pong tournament, Corn Hole Tournament and much in between, SAAC Forums have exploded in popularity amongst student-athletes. In 2014, over 130 student-athletes were in attendance celebrating the Thanksgiving holiday with a meal, a food drive, and themed Hungry Games (a competition of several Minute to Win It challenges between 8 teams composed of all sport student-athletes). This year, student-athletes participated in a sport-combined Fall Family Feud tournament!  The Fall and Spring Family Feud Champions will face off live at the 2016 O.S.C.A.R.S.

Fall Family Feud Competition: M. Tennis & W.Golf Champions

Fall Family Feud Competition: M. Tennis & W.Golf Champions

2015 Student-Athlete Pageant Winners: Bo Brauer III (Hockey) & Olivia Perham (Rowing)

2015 Student-Athlete Pageant Winners: Bo Brauer III (Hockey) & Olivia Perham (Rowing)


SAAC Community Projects

In addition to the community service that all student-athletes have the opportunity to engage in, SAAC puts together a new community project every year that gives them the chance to leave a more permanent mark on the community. This project spans the entirety of one semester and allows the time for student-athletes to truly build a connection with those with whom they are working.

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2015-2016

One Shirt One Body, was born on the campus of Notre Dame with the goal to unite the entire NCAA student-athlete body and their respective communities through the donation of excess university issued gear to those in need. Through this platform, student-athletes have the opportunity to motivate children or adults to pursue higher education by sharing their educational and athletic journeys.

  • The overarching goals of One Shirt One Body include
    • Empower each university’s SAAC group to make a palpable impact on members of their communities
    • Build local support for universities through free marketing
    • Introduce student-athletes to the platform so they are a force of good within their local communities
    • Encourage higher education among the community’s disadvantaged youth
  2014-15 For the 2014-2015 academic year, SAAC partnered with Habitat for Humanity of St. Joseph County to build a new home for the local Muchemi family. On the first day of the build, student-athletes built the walls and frames of the house. Habitat then transported the frame of the house to the build site, where they will be volunteering throughout the fall and spring semesters in groups of about 15. For more photos of the SAAC Habitat for Humanity build, click

 

2014-15

For the 2014-2015 academic year, SAAC partnered with Habitat for Humanity of St. Joseph County to build a new home for the local Muchemi family. On the first day of the build, student-athletes built the walls and frames of the house. Habitat then transported the frame of the house to the build site, where they will be volunteering throughout the fall and spring semesters in groups of about 15.

For more photos of the SAAC Habitat for Humanity build, click

  2013-14 SAAC worked with nearby Perley Elementary School in a project to make their Arts Academy building match the dedication and passion of the arts that exists on the inside of the building. Student-athletes dedicated their Sunday afternoons for 4 weekends to go over to the school and work with their students to brainstorm, draw, then paint images on boards that would then be hung on the north facing side of their school. The process bonded elementary school students to Notre Dame student-athletes and allowed them to learn from one another about creativity, goal setting, hard work, and dedication.

 

2013-14

SAAC worked with nearby Perley Elementary School in a project to make their Arts Academy building match the dedication and passion of the arts that exists on the inside of the building. Student-athletes dedicated their Sunday afternoons for 4 weekends to go over to the school and work with their students to brainstorm, draw, then paint images on boards that would then be hung on the north facing side of their school. The process bonded elementary school students to Notre Dame student-athletes and allowed them to learn from one another about creativity, goal setting, hard work, and dedication.