New year, new faces!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Holiday cards for soldiers

UGA student-athletes signed 226 cards for troops stationed at Fort Knox Kentucky. These troops will soon deploy for overseas assignments. Thanks for making the holidays brighter for these individuals!

Message from Athens Area Homeless Shelter

From McKenzy Bailey, Volunteer Manager at the Athens Area Homeless Shelter:

As a valued volunteer of Athens Area Homeless Shelter, I would like to thank you for the support that you have given to the shelter throughout the year! Because of you, we are meeting the needs of homeless families and they are achieving success in gaining stability in employment and housing.

Reported by the Independent Sector, the estimated dollar value for volunteer time is $20.85 per hour; that means every month volunteers at the Athens Area Homeless Shelter donated approximately $4,670.40 in your time through different opportunities. For 2010, that totals to more than $56,000 in hours of service for our shelter!

The gift of your time is invaluable to our residents and their families. There is not a monetary value equal to the support that you have given to our families in their journey towards stability.

This holiday season, I send my sincere gratitude for your time and continued partnership with Athens Area Homeless Shelter.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Friday, December 3, 2010

Shoe donations

I thought I would pass along this opportunity since several of you have indicated you have an abundance of footwear! Happy holidays!

With the holiday season fast approaching, the UGA Department of Recreational Sports would like to remind you that the ongoing shoe recycling program entitled, "If the Shoes Fit", is looking for 3,000 pairs of donated shoes. Started in 2008, this program takes new or used but still good shoes and places them back into the greater Athens Clarke County community. The program will accept all sizes and kinds of shoes but does not accept sandals, flip flops or Crocs. If you are interested in donating shoes, please feel free to visit the Ramsey Student Center for Physical Activities during any of the building's regularly scheduled hours. There are two 55 gallon plastic barrels in a corner of the lobby where you can place your shoes. Through the year, the program has donated shoes to the Athens Area Homeless Shelter, Project Safe and Soles4Souls. The Department of Rec Sports would like to donate 1,000 pairs of shoes annually.

Please contact Mitch Gartenberg,, if you have any questions.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

NCAA Champion magazine

Fall 2010 edition of the NCAA Champion "cover" below to view.


Thursday, November 18, 2010

Scooter parking

Scooter parking has been a big topic at SAAC meetings this year. Below is message from UGA Parking Services.

Scooter parking is being moved from sidewalk corrals to surface lots. The total number of scooter spaces will increase from 420 to 566. Contact Parking Services (542-7275) if you have any questions.

Athens Area Homeless Shelter volunteers

Please utilize the below links to complete volunteer forms if you are signed up to volunteer at the Athens Area Homeless Shelter on December 5th or 11th. These forms must be completed before you can volunteer.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Next Meeting

The next meeting will take place tomorrow night at 7:00 p.m. in the Coliseum Auditorium. Please remember to bring your Thanksgiving donations.

Divison I SAAC Award of Excellence

Latest News -

Friday, November 5, 2010

Bulldawg Cup

Need points? Attendance at the following sporting events will earn DOUBLE points toward the Bulldawg Cup.

November 12 - MBB vs. Mississippi Valley State @ 7:30 p.m.
November 14 - WBB vs. Georgia Southern @ 2:00 p.m.
January 17 -Gymnastics vs. West Virginina @ 2:30 p.m.

Provide proof and a points form to John Egan to receive credit.

Monday, November 1, 2010


The next meeting will take place on Wednesday, November 3rd at 7:00 p.m. in the Coliseum Hospitality Room (behind the scoreboard).

Tuesday, October 26, 2010


The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee is in the process of collecting money to provide Thanksgiving meals to Barrow Elementary families. SAAC reps are encouraged to ask each teammate to donate $1.00 for this cause. Donations need to be collected before November 19.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Next meeting

The next meeting will take place on Wednesday, October 20th at 7:00 p.m. in the Coliseum Auditorium.

Monday, October 4, 2010


The next SAAC meeting will take place on Wednesday, October 6th at 7:00 p.m. The meeting will be held in the Coliseum Hospitality Room (behind the scoreboard). I hope to see you there!

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Can Drive - Total

UGA student-athletes contributed 3307 pounds of food (canned goods & monetary donations) to the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia as a result of the SEC Together We CAN Food Drive. Thanks so much for your hard work!!!

Monday, September 27, 2010

A successful Can Drive Weekend!

Collections at soccer, volleyball and equestrian proved to be a huge success over the weekend. This weekend 612 pounds of physical cans were collected as well as additional monetary donations of $206.09. These numbers could not have been achieved without our wonderful fans and student-athletes. We would like to specifically recognize the equestrian team who helped bolster our physical can collection. We will be announcing the final can drive results soon.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Free T-shirts!

First 100 fans to bring a canned food item to the soccer game will receive a free Georgia t-shirt!
Soccer vs. LSU - Friday, Sept. 24 at 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Can Drive update

So far we have raised $155.26 for the SEC Together We CAN Drive! The Food Bank is able to provide four meals for every dollar that is collected, so your efforts will make a huge impact in our community.

We will collect canned goods at the soccer, equestrian and volleyball competitions this weekend. Please bring cans and ask your coaches and teammates to bring cans as well.

Keep up the good work!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Athens Banner Herald article about can drive

Can drive today benefits food bank

Next meeting

The next SAAC meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 6th at 7:00 p.m. I'll let you know the location ASAP.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010


SAAC meeting tonight at 7:00 p.m. in the Coliseum hospitality room!

Monday, August 30, 2010

SEC Together We CAN Drive

Volunteers are needed for the biggest community service event of the year - SEC Together We CAN Drive. Collection dates/times/sites are listed below. Grab a teammate and collect cans for a great cause!

Saturday, Sept. 18th - football vs. Arkansas - 10:30 a.m. - noon

Friday, Sept. 24th - soccer vs. LSU - 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 25th - equestrian vs. Kansas State - 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Sunday, Sept. 26th - volleyball vs. Kentucky - noon - 1:00 p.m.

Contact Taylor Adams or Kathleen Gates if you are interested in assisting.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Next Meeting

The next SAAC meeting will take place on Tuesday, September 7th at 7:00 p.m. We will meet in the Coliseum Hospitality Room (behind the scoreboard).

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Ferris State foots fundraiser -

Ferris State foots fundraiser -

I wanted to share this article about Soles4Souls after our discussion at the SAAC retreat.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Faculty Athletics Representative

Professor David Shipley, the new Faculty Athletics Representative, will have regular office hours in the Rankin Smith Academic Center. You may visit him in his office on the second floor on Wednesday mornings or he can be reached via e-mail at

Monday, August 16, 2010

SAAC Retreat/New Officers

The SAAC retreat was held on Sunday, August 15th. During the retreat, SAAC members became more familiar with each other while brainstorming new ideas for the upcoming year. Additionally, the SAAC elected new officers. Congratulations to our new Co-Presidents Taylor Adams and Kathleen Gates and our new Vice President Georgina Nembhard.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

NCAA Champion Magazine

NCAA Champion Magazine

The Summer 2010 edition of the NCAA Champion Magazine is now available.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

New academic year is right around the corner!

School will be in session before we know it! The first SAAC meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 25th at 7:00 p.m. in the Coliseum Auditorium. Bring a teammate to the meeting!

As a reminder, our biggest community service project of the year, the SEC Together We CAN Drive will take place Friday, September 17 - Sunday, September 26.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

AutismUGA Walk Scheduled for Saturday

AutismUGA will hold its second annual AutismUGA Walk at noon Saturday at Barnett Shoals Elementary School, 3220 Barnett Shoals Road.

The fundraiser will feature a free resource fair with information about doctors, therapists and camps. The event will also feature local bands and food donated from Athens restaurants.
Proceeds from the walk will benefit local organizations in the Athens area that help those who are affected by autism.

For more information, visit the website

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Next Meeting

The next SAAC meeting will be held on Thursday, April 15th at 7:00 p.m. in the Coliseum Auditorium.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

SAAC End-of-the-Year Event

The SAAC End-of-the-Year Event will be held on Thursday, April 29th. Volunteers are needed to make sure the event runs smoothly. Contact Hunter L. or Marcia N. if you are interested in assisting.

Friday, March 19, 2010

AutismUGA/SAAC event

Contact Kathleen Gates ( if you are interested in attending the AutismUGA/SAAC event on Sunday, March 21st. The event will be held from 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. in the Callaway Study Hall (Rankin Smith).

Thursday, February 25, 2010


The next SAAC meeting will take place at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 16th in the Coliseum Hospitality Room (behind scoreboard). Please note the change in day and location!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Georgia National Guardsmen return from Afghanistan to cheering families  |

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Hornsby Howell Community Service Award

Nomination forms are now available for the UGA Athletic Association Hornsby Howell Community Service Award. These forms can be found at the Rankin Smith check-in desk. Nomination forms and resumes are due to Lesley Black by Friday, March 12th. Please contact Lesley Black or Robert Miles if you have any questions.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Super Bowl reminder

Dear NCAA student-athletes, coaches and administrators:

With the Super Bowl this weekend, we wanted to take this time to remind all student-athletes, coaches and administrators of the NCAA's policy on gambling.

• The NCAA membership has adopted specific rules prohibiting athletics department staff members and student-athletes from engaging in gambling activities as they relate to intercollegiate or professional sporting events.

• NCAA member colleges and universities have defined sports wagering as putting something at risk, such as an entry fee, with the opportunity to win something in return. Because of this, student-athletes, coaches and administrators may not participate in competitions where there is both a required entry fee and an opportunity to win a prize.

If you have any questions regarding this material, please do not hesitate to contact the agent, gambling and amateurism activities staff at 317/917-6222.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Baseball tailgate

The Student-Athlete Advisory Commitee, in conjunction with Autism UGA, will participate in a tailgate at the March 21st baseball game vs. Auburn. Children affected by autism and their families will be invited to participate. More details will be forthcoming.

Contact information for Professor Morehead

Professor Morehead, UGA Provost and Faculty Athletics Representative, can be reached at His main office is located in room 203 in the Administration Building.

SAAC Meeting

The next meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 10th at 7:00 p.m. We will meet in the Coliseum Auditorium.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Resume Assistance Event

Getting prepared for graduate school? Applying for an internship or job? Need resume assistance? Bring you resume and/or cover letter to the Resume Assistance Event! Individuals from All-American Resources and the Athletic Association will be on hand to review and provide informal feedback on your documents. Cover letter and resume examples will be available as well.

This event will be held on Tuesday, January 19th between 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. in the Coliseum Hospitality Room (behind the scoreboard). No appointment is necessary. Drop in whenever you get the chance.

Refreshments will be served. Contact Lesley Black if you have any questions.