SAAC Double Popcorn Fundraiser raises money for Make-A-Wish Foundation

Hayley Ortmeier, Staff Writer

The Student Athlete Advisory Committee raised $1,124.50 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation by selling Double Good Popcorn over a span of four days.  

 SAAC is a committee made up of student athletes that compete in intercollegiate sports. The committee has local, conference, and national levels. Each varsity sport has representatives on SAAC that speak on behalf of their team. The committee discusses current issues on campus and votes on the NECC legislation bylaws. They also host fundraisers that give back to their community and give back to national organizations.  

 The Student Athlete Advisory Committee at Wayne State College held a fundraiser for the Make-A-Wish Foundation from March 28-April 1. The fundraiser sold twelve flavors of Double Good Popcorn and was an online event only. Over the span of four days, the committee sold popcorn to 45 supporters. Sales had reached 29 cities and seven states across the country. Previous fundraisers held for the Make-A-Wish Foundation had not been successful, so the committee was very happy with how the popcorn fundraiser turned out.  

 Jadin Wagner, president of the committee, is a thrower for women’s track and field. She said the fundraiser was a good idea.  

 “As student athletes we are very busy… so this was a very good option for us,” Wagner said.  

 Members just had to share the link and supporters could buy the popcorn online. From there, the popcorn would be delivered to their home address.  

 Regan Ott, a member of SAAC and the women’s soccer team, came up with the fundraiser idea. She had done the fundraiser previously for her sorority and it went well, so she brought it up to SAAC. Ott said it was a great way to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.  

 “We had sales from pretty much all of the teams,” Ott said. “It was really good to see all the teams get involved.”