December 10, 2012

CSUMB SAAC Helps At KSBW's Share The Holiday Event

SEASIDE, Calif. – The Cal State Monterey Bay Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) volunteered with the Salvation Army to assist KSBW's 26th Annual Share Your Holiday event on Friday, Dec. 7 at the Graniterock store in Seaside.  

The charity event set an all-time record by raising $120,627 in cash, 9,309 toys, 11,051 pounds of food and 1,724 items of clothing and blankets for the Salvation Army. 
 
"It was a great opportunity we had to work with the Salvation Army,” said SAAC co-president and men's golfer Dylan Jackson. “They are a fantastic organization and our student athletes had a lot of fun helping.  It was an added bonus that we were able to get on the news and get the SAAC and CSUMB name out there."
 
From noon until 8 p.m., the Otters helped out in shifts in organizing the various donations. Each shift was interviewed on camera by KSBW's Sports Anchor Dennis Lehnen.
 
"We are so proud to be able to coordinate this effort by which everyone can come together to help those less fortunate,” said Joseph W. Heston, President and General Manager of KSBW. "Our 26th year of producing Share Your Holiday was a tremendous success for the Salvation Army."
 
CSUMB SAAC would like to give a special thanks to KSBW's Dennis Lehnen as well as Major David Yardley and Vernon Devenport from the Salvation Army.


Below is one of the four interviews that Dennis Lehnen did with the CSUMB SAAC Reps.