From the Capital Athletic Conference Office
Baltimore, Md. - Capital Athletic Conference Student-Athlete Advisory Committee members came together last week for an afternoon of fun and games with children with disabilities at the Kennedy Krieger Institute. The CAC SAAC partnered with the Team Up For 1 Foundation in conducting the event.
SAAC student leaders and their staff advisors spent the afternoon learning about the Kennedy Krieger institute, an affiliate organization of Johns Hopkins Hospital, and playing games with a handful of children with disabilities.
Kennedy Krieger Institute is an internationally recognized institution dedicated to improving the lives of individuals with disorders of the brain, spinal cord, and musculoskeletal system through patient care, research and professional training, special education, and community initiatives. To learn more about the Kennedy Krieger Institute, click here.
Several staff members of the Team Up For 1 Foundation joined the SAAC members at Kennedy Krieger. Team Up For 1 engages the sports world by matching children with developmental disabilities, chronic and life threatening illnesses with teams from every competitive level – college, high school and professional. Their mission is to enhance the quality of life for children and their families. To learn more about Team Up For 1, click here.
Following the event at Kennedy Krieger, CAC SAAC leaders convened at a Baltimore restaurant for their bi-annual meeting to share ideas on institutional SAAC initiatives, discuss the upcoming legislation for the 2017 NCAA Convention, share concepts for future charitable events, and ways to improve the student-athlete experience on their respective campuses. Team Up For 1 staff also attended the meeting, providing additional information on their organizational mission and goals.
The mission of the Capital Athletic Conference Student-Athlete Advisory Committee is to enhance the overall student-athlete experience. The representatives who serve on this committee serve as a communication link between the conference SAAC, their institutional SAAC, and their respective sports team(s). The representatives have an understanding of the NCAA legislation and issues that are present in Division III athletics. These student-athletes serve as a representative of every student-athlete at their institution, and their charge is to have every student-athletes' voice heard on the conference level. The student-athletes who serve on this committee are role models to all, and look to foster & promote good sportsmanship while maintaining the tenants of the Division III philosophy.