Newbury College Student Athlete Advisory Committee Lends a Hand at 2007 Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk

Newbury College Student Athlete Advisory Committee Lends a Hand at 2007 Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk

Fourteen Newbury student-athletes showed their support in the fight against cancer by volunteering to work at the 19th annual Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk on Sunday, September 16, 2007. The student athletes that volunteered make up part of the Newbury College Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), an NCAA sanctioned program that’s goal is to enhance the overall student-athlete experience by promoting opportunity, protecting student-athlete welfare, and fostering a positive student-athlete environment. The Nighthawk SAAC program is committed to taking on community service projects in an effort to give back to the community around them.

Thousands of walkers logged their miles along the historic route of the Boston Marathon, setting a fundraising record of approximately $6.3 million this year. The Nighthawk volunteers helped manage the final refueling station en route to the Copley Square finish line. The volunteers handed out beverages and snacks as well as gave support by cheering on and encouraging the walkers and runners that passed by. The smiles on the faces of both the walkers and Jimmy Fund staff said it all – it’s amazing the impact that one person can have when they want to make a difference.

Newbury College Nighthawk Student Athlete Volunteers:

Men’s Volleyball  Men’s Soccer  Women’s Softball 
Matthew Sadowski, 2009      
Jeffrey Gibson, 2008 Jessica Lightfoot, 2008
Brian McDermand, 2009 Ryan Dorgan, 2008 Katelyn Mark, 2009
Carlos Mena, 2011 Evan Hudson, 2008 Jessica Jordan, 2010
James Beck, 2011 Wayne Borden, 2009  
  Nicholas Sehovich, 2010    
 
  Kevin Linnehan, 2011  
  Jeffrey Gargaly, 2011