Friday, December 12, 2008

Student-Athlete Holiday Party

Vanderbilt’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee hosted their annual Holiday Party on Wednesday, December 10th for first-graders from Ross Elementary. In the middle of finishing up the semester and studying for exams, the student-athletes took time out provide a special day for area youth.

All the teams were represented, as each team provided gifts for the kids. In addition to the presents, children had the opportunity to play games the chance to interact with Santa Claus, Vanderbilt Football’s own Adam Smotherman.

For a link to pictures taken by Steve Green at the Holiday Party, visit:

The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) holds different events like this throughout the year for children in the Nashville community. Comprised of two student-athlete representatives from every sport, SAAC's goal is to connect student-athletes with their campus and community. SAAC is an extension of the CHAMPS/Life Skills program of Vanderbilt Athletics. CHAMPS stands for CHallenging Athletes Minds for Personal Success and is an NCAA supported program.

1 comment:

  1. It makes me so proud of the guys and gals that are our student athletes! These kids are truly class acts. After looking at the pictures, it's hard to tell from the smiles who actually had more fun...the little kids from the community, or the big kids from VU.