By Kyleigh Barao, Sports Editor
Starting February 6th, and running through February 20th, LIU Brooklyn’s Student Athlete Advisory Council, SAAC, will be raising money for the Northeast Conference, NEC, annual “Money Wars” Competition.
“Money Wars” is a fundraising event where each NEC college competes against each other in-order to see who can raise the most money for the Children’s Cancer Recovery Foundation, or CCRF.
There will be tables set up in the WRAC during these two weeks in February to collect donations. Tables will also be set up at LIU’s home basketball games during that span.
“Money wars allows the opportunity for students and faculty to make a difference by working together to not only help children battling cancer but their families as well,” said Emily Collins, who is the SAAC President, a member of the LIU Softball.
In addition to accepting donations at the tables set up in the WRAC, there will also be bracelets for sale for $2 each. These bracelets are being sold in memory of the LIU football team’s quarterback Clay Beathard who passed away December 21st. All proceeds from these bracelets will also go towards money wars and be donated to the Children’s Cancer Recovery Foundation.
During the past four years, “the Northeast Conference SAAC has collectively donated $61,211.96 to the CCRF,” according to the Northeast Conference website, with St.Francis University coming in first place last year for donations, having donated $4,693.42.
The Children’s Cancer Recovery Foundation helps children battling cancer and their families. One of the ways they describe the initiative is: “delivering gifts to thousands of children each year through the national Bear-Able Gift Program, the Helping Hands Fund which provides emergency bridge payments directly to the utility companies and landlords, ensuring that each child has a warm, safe place to call home while recovering from cancer, and The new Therapeutic Services Program which will offer free counseling sessions and support groups to children and families dealing with a cancer diagnosis.” according to their website. For more information on the Children’s Cancer Recovery Foundation, you can visit their website at www. ChildrensCancerRecovery.org.