Cal State Dominguez Hills Fills Its "SAAC" With Holiday Joy

Courtesy Cal State Dominguez Sports Information

CARSON -- In the spirit of the holidays that are among us, the Cal State Dominguez Hills' Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) officially has adopted the holiday spirit this season, encompassed by three community service activities and its annual holiday party before buckling down for finals this week.

SAAC began its tradition of yearly giving at the annual City of Carson Mayor Jim Dear Turkey "Give-A-Way" on November 20.  Originally scheduled for a noon start, inclement weather postponed the delivery of the turkeys until later that evening, an obstacle SAAC President Ashley Clark and teammates Elayne Greer, Cambrea Horn, Elizabeth Krieger, Abbey Prusa, Shelbi Vopnford simply brushed away en route to helping members of the Carson and surrounding communities enjoy a Thanksgiving feast by handing out and helping carry turkeys to their residents' cars.

A trip to the L.A. Food bank followed on December 6, with members from the softball and baseball teams volunteering an afternoon of their time in downtown Los Angeles to separate non-perishable food items for packaging.

Softball players in SAAC Treasurer Lauren Harper, Brittany Brenner and Destiney Ruiz, and baseball players Josh Corrales, Matt Faigh, David Fair, Brooks Noble, Brandon Quezada and Cody Yates teamed up with other organizations within the Los Angeles Dodgers, Cal State Northridge, Target and a fraternity from USC to help sort 25 pallets of food collected from various charitable donations around the area, which will be distributed to those in need.