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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Sun Feb 19
All Day
vs. Wyoming Desert Intercollegiate
@ Palm Desert, Calif.
Classic Club Golf Course
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Sun Feb 19
11:00 AM
Loyola Marymount
at Cal State Fullerton
-2
Sun Feb 19
1:00 PM
Stanford
at Cal State Fullerton
-2
Tue Feb 21
12:00 PM
Cal State Fullerton
at CSU Bakersfield
-2
Tue Feb 21
2:00 PM
Cal State Fullerton
at CSU Bakersfield
-2
Tue Feb 21
6:00 PM
NC Dinos
at Cal State Fullerton
Exhibition
-2
Wed Feb 22
5:00 PM
San Diego State
at Cal State Fullerton
-2
Wed Feb 22
7:00 PM
UC Irvine
at Cal State Fullerton
TV: ESPN3
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Thu Feb 23
6:00 PM
Houston
at Cal State Fullerton
-2
Thu Feb 23
7:00 PM
CSUN
at Cal State Fullerton
-3
Fri Feb 24
All Day
at MPSF Championships
Seattle, Wash.
-2
Fri Feb 24
1:30 PM
Eastern Michigan
at Cal State Fullerton
-2
Fri Feb 24
6:05 PM
Cal State Fullerton
at UNLV
-3
Sat Feb 25
All Day
at MPSF Championships
Seattle, Wash.
-2
Sat Feb 25
2:05 PM
Cal State Fullerton
at UNLV
-2
Sat Feb 25
5:00 PM
Georgia
vs. Cal State Fullerton
@ Cathedral City, Calif.
Mary Nutter Classic
-2
Sat Feb 25
6:00 PM
Hawai'i
at Cal State Fullerton
-2
Sat Feb 25
7:30 PM
Louisville
vs. Cal State Fullerton
@ Cathedral City, Calif.
Mary Nutter Classic
-2
Sat Feb 25
10:00 PM
Cal State Fullerton
at Hawai'i
-2
Sun Feb 26
1:05 PM
Cal State Fullerton
at UNLV
-2
Sun Feb 26
2:00 PM
Utah
vs. Cal State Fullerton
@ Cathedral City, Calif.
Mary Nutter Classic
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Sun Feb 26
4:30 PM
St. John's (N.Y.)
vs. Cal State Fullerton
@ Cathedral City, Calif.
Mary Nutter Classic
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