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FMU’s SAAC to hold BBQ dinner for Make-A-Wish, April 9

FLORENCE, S.C. – The Francis Marion University chapter of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee will hold a benefit Bar-B-Que for the Make-A-Wish Foundation on Thursday, April 9.

Meals will be sold near the FMU fountain between Founders Hall and the Hyman Fine Arts Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

The cost of each plate will be $6. Free delivery will be offered for orders of 10 or more plates. For tickets, call the athletic department at 843-661-1240 or contact any member of the SAAC.

All proceeds from the event will go toward the local chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Through this activity, the Francis Marion SAAC chapter hopes to raise enough funds to be able to grant a wish for a deserving Pee Dee area child.

During the school year, the SAAC also raises money for this worthwhile organization through a half-court shootout at home basketball games.

The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee is a nation-wide forum for student-athletes to have input on various issues involving athletic policies and practices, NCAA proposed legislation, concerns of their teammates, and issues raised during the year by the Director of Athletics. At FMU, two student-athletes are selected from each of the 12 sports to represent their teammates at scheduled meetings throughout each school year. This enables the student-athletes of FMU to have an active voice within the NCAA, Peach Belt Conference, and FMU legislative and administrative processes.

Women’s cross country runner Amanda Doyle is president of the FMU SAAC chapter for 2008-09.

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Last Published: April 2, 2009 1:28 PM
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