SAAC talent show benefits Make a Wish foundation

Connor Johnson | Staff Reporter
Posted March 11, 2014; 2:30 p.m.
Published Legacy March 11, 2014

The Student Athletic Academic Committee, a student organization associated with student development and NCAA, will hold a talent show to raise money for the Make a Wish Foundation on Thursday, March 27 in the Jelkyl Theater.

SAAC, comprised of nearly 40 athletes, hopes to raise money to help make the dreams of a terminally ill child become a reality. The group also hopes to spread awareness of their organization to the student body. The talent show, which is the first event that SAAC has held open to the general public, currently has nine acts averaging about five minutes in duration for each performer.The event organizers are still looking for more athletes to audition.

Rodney Mays, a senior and contributor to  the talent show, expressed his desire for athletes to show others different talents besides their athletic abilities.

“Students at Lindenwood have seen athletes on the field, and they have seen what they are capable of. Now the athletes at Lindenwood want to showcase a different side of their personalities and giftings. I am looking forward to the opportunity that this event could hold for the student body.”

In addition to a host, there will be a panel of four judges, including a strength and conditioning coach and an executive board member in the athletic training department.

In the future, SAAC hopes that this event will become an annual occurrence, and they hope that the talent portion of the show will also be open to students who are not involved with a sport.

Doors open at 8 p.m. Admission is $3.