Big West SAAC Raises More Than $21,000 For Seventh Annual Coin Drive

IRVINE, Calif. – The Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) raised more than $21,000 to finish the seventh annual Big West Coin Drive with the second-highest total in the fundraiser’s history.

 

The Coin Drive, which takes place each February, unfolds on the nine conference campuses with the respective SAAC’s collecting coins for a designated charity.

 

For the second straight year, Hawai’i raised the most money with $7,595.91 going to the Hawaii Chapter of the American Cancer Society.  In addition to that sum, each of the remaining eight conference institutions will donate 25 percent of their totals to UH’s charity.

 

The Big West Coin Drive surpassed the $100,000 mark this year.  The seven-year aggregate for the fundraiser is $114,601.12.  This year’s total of $21,564.00 is second only to the record-breaking $36,271.76 raised in 2013.

 

UC Irvine totaled over $4,100 for the second year in a row to finish second among the membership.  Long Beach State ($2,596.08) and UC Santa Barbara ($1,712.00) established single-year school records for money collected.

 

“Once again the Big West Student Athlete Advisory Committee did an outstanding job in making the Coin Drive a big success,” said Big West Conference Commissioner Dennis Farrell.  “It is particularly noteworthy that this fundraiser now has eclipsed the $100,000 threshold, which is a testament to all the hard work that these individuals have put in over the years.”

 

Each of the nine Big West SAAC’s donated to a wide variety of charities.  Those charities include: CURE International (Cal Poly); Orangewood Children’s Foundation (Cal State Fullerton); 100 Citizens Community Fitness Program (Cal State Northridge); Wounded Warrior (Long Beach State); Cal Aggie Camp (UC Davis); UCI Medical Center-Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (UC Irvine); UNICEF (UC Riverside); and Best Day Foundation (UC Santa Barbara).

 

 

 
 

7TH ANNUAL BIG WEST COIN DRIVE FINAL SCORE BOARD (2014)

 

School, Charity, Money Raised
Hawai’i, Hawaii Chapter of the American Cancer Society, $7,595.91

UC Irvine, UCI Medical Center-Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, $4,101.20

Long Beach State, Wounded Warrior, $2,596.08

UC Santa Barbara, Best Day Foundation, $1,712.00
Cal Poly, CURE International (SLO), $1,547.06

Cal State Fullerton, Orangewood Children’s Foundation, $1,508.04

UC Davis, Cal Aggie Camp, $1,414.04

UC Riverside, UNICEF, $616.24

Cal State Northridge, 100 Citizens Community Fitness Program, $473.43

Totals, $21,564.00

 
 

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Sat Feb 24
10:30 a.m.
at MPSF Championships
Seattle, Wash.
-2
Sat Feb 24
1:00 PM
Cal State Fullerton
at San Francisco
-2
Sat Feb 24
2:00 PM
Cal State Fullerton
at Cal Poly
-2
Sat Feb 24
4:00 PM
Houston
at Cal State Fullerton
-2
Sat Feb 24
5:00 PM
LIU Brooklyn
vs. Cal State Fullerton
@ Cathedral City, Calif.
Mary Nutter Classic
-2
Sat Feb 24
7:00 PM
Long Beach State
at Cal State Fullerton
TV: ESPN2
-2
Sat Feb 24
7:30 PM
Cal State Fullerton
vs. Mississippi St.
@ Cathedral City, Calif.
Mary Nutter Classic
-2
Sun Feb 25
10:00 AM
Cal State Fullerton
at Santa Clara
-2
Sun Feb 25
11:30 AM
Cal State Fullerton
vs. California
@ Cathedral City, Calif.
Mary Nutter Classic
-2
Sun Feb 25
12:00 PM
Houston
at Cal State Fullerton
-2
Sun Feb 25
2:00 PM
Cal State Fullerton
vs. Arizona St.
@ Cathedral City, Calif.
Mary Nutter Classic
-2
Tue Feb 27
6:00 PM
UCLA
at Cal State Fullerton
-2
Wed Feb 28
6:00 PM
Cal State Fullerton
at CSUN
TV: ESPN3
-2
Thu Mar 01
1:30 PM
Azusa Pacific
at Cal State Fullerton
-2
Thu Mar 01
5:00 PM
Florida
at Cal State Fullerton
Judi Garman Classic
-2
Thu Mar 01
7:00 PM
UC Davis
at Cal State Fullerton
-2
Fri Mar 02
4:30 PM
Cal State Fullerton
at Tulane
-2
Fri Mar 02
5:00 PM
Stanford
at Cal State Fullerton
Judi Garman Classic
-2
Fri Mar 02
7:30 PM
Iowa
at Cal State Fullerton
Judi Garman Classic
-3
Sat Mar 03
All Day
vs. RCC, UCR, Pepperdine Quad Meet
@ Riverside, Calif.
Riverside Community College
-2
Sat Mar 03
2:00 PM
Cal State Fullerton
at UC Irvine
TV: ESPN3
-2
Sat Mar 03
2:00 PM
Cal State Fullerton
at Tulane
-2
Sat Mar 03
3:00 PM
Hawai'i
at Cal State Fullerton
TV: Fox Sports Prime Ticket
-2
Sat Mar 03
7:30 PM
Fresno State
at Cal State Fullerton
Judi Garman Classic
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