Special Olympians compete on campus, SAAC donates $2,200

Special Olympians compete on campus, SAAC donates $2,200

TACOMA, Washington – The Puget Sound Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) and the Metro Parks Tacoma Special Olympics have been named the Logger Club Loggers of the Week following the the annual Games on campus Monday evening.

Nearly 40 Special Olympians played softball on Logger Field, football on East Field, and basketball in Memorial Fieldhouse.

SAAC donated $2,200 to Metro Parks Tacoma Special Olympics. The funds were raised through a coin drive and rummage sale.

Men's basketball senior and SAAC President Eric Rauch values the ongoing relationship with the Special Olympics. "They remember our names, and we remember them and [the sports] they enjoy. It's great to see that grow."

"Part of what makes this so fun is looking forward to seeing those athletes again," said women's basketball junior and SAAC co-secretary Katie Holland. "It's fun being able to reconnect and keep those relationships going."

In addition to the dozens of Puget Sound student-athletes in attendance to cheer on the athletes, several Logger head coaches and assistant coaches were on hand to provide instruction and support.

 

 

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