New Rochelle, NY - The Student Athlete Advisory Committee along with members of
the Iona College Softball team joined together to participate in Hands Around
Iona. Members of SAAC raised money and
participated in the event on Tuesday, April 8th 2008 to help fund
schools in Zambia.
Over the past few years, a number of Christian Brothers from
Africa have come to Iona College to earn their degrees and return to their
native country to work with the children and youth of their homeland. In an effort to help reach out to the communities
in need Hands Around Iona was created. Funds
raised this year will be used to purchase desks and chairs for the classrooms
these students use, as well as providing them with learning books and
materials. SAAC members helped
contribute to the $1500 raised by the Iona community to be donated this year.