SLIAC Comes Together For Canned Food Drive

The St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference and its 10 member schools have come together to support their local community food shelters through a conference wide canned food drive competition. The SLIAC and members of each school's SAAC team will hold five canned food drives throughout the 2013-14 school year with all collections going to local food shelters. Cash donations will also be accepted with every $1 counting as two cans of food.

The SLIAC and SAAC, the Student-Athlete Advisory Council, initiated the conference wide community service competition as a way to further develop citizenship among student-athletes and for fans to give back to their local community. The school that collects the most canned goods during each drive will earn recognition by the SLIAC with the year's overall leader receiving a traveling trophy.

“For several years our Conference SAAC group has discussed ways we can give back to our communities in a unified way.  With the diversity of our conference it took time to find a ‘one-size fits all’ project but I commend the members of SAAC for continuing to strive to this end,” SLIAC commissioner William J. Wolper said.  “SAAC members recognize the importance of giving back, see the great need to help food pantries in their community stay stocked and regardless of an institutions’ size, location or mission, a canned food drive is a way everyone can give back.”

Each of the SLIAC's 10 institutions will hold five canned food drives this year with one competition date for each team sport from fall to spring. Below are the dates for each school's canned food drives for this fall. 

Blackburn College
October 17th - Volleyball
October 26th - Soccer

Fontbonne University
October 26th - Soccer
November 2nd - Volleyball

Greenville College
October 19th - Soccer
October 29th - Volleyball

Iowa Wesleyan College
October 9th - Soccer
October 29th - Volleyball

MacMurray College
October 26th - Soccer and Volleyball

Principia College
October 19th - Soccer and Volleyball

Spalding University
October 23rd - Soccer
October 26th - Volleyball

Webster University
October 5th - Soccer
October 8th - Volleyball

Westminster College
October 12th - Soccer
November 2nd - Volleyball

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