Student Athletic Advisory Committee hosts festival

Kids in the surrounding community, were offered a safe alternative to the door-to -door trick or treating by Florida A&M’s Student Athletic Advisory Committee.

The committee held an event for youth in the FAMU committee on Sunday at the track.

“We are really trying to bridge the gap between the athletic department and the community,” Stephanie Colter, a sophomore from Phoenix, said.

Kids were able to participate in numerous activities such as sack races, ring tosses, bouncy houses and many more. Children were also able to collect candy from various stations that different organizations set up.

Geremy Cheeks a staff advisor with the SAAC stated, “We want to build and familiarize the community with all the activities that we have planned. We hope to have this event every year.”

The SACC is working on gaining exposure within the community. They are planning events year round to increase their presence at FAMU.

“We are planning a Wacky Wild Games Day for the spring which is just like a field day,” said David Duncan, a junior from Starke Fla. and member of SAAC and he is one of the representatives for the baseball team. “We are trying to promote athleticism and community involvement.”