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Rockford Finishes 2nd in NAC Food Drive

Wednesday, November 24, 2010  
Posted by: Regents Sports Information
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ROCKFORD, Ill. – While student-athletes at Rockford College continue to strive for excellence on the fields and courts of competition and in the classroom, they continue to find time to remain active in the community.  Led by the Rockford College Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), Rockford College had an impressive showing in the Northern Athletics Conference Cans Across the Conference food drive.

After consecutive years as champions, the Regents raised 4,037 food items to be split between the Rockford Rescue Mission, the Rockford Food Panty, and the Salvation Army.

"The NAC Cans Across the Conference food drive is an excellent opportunity for our student-athletes to take what they learn in the classroom and on the field and use that experience to help those less fortunate,” said Rockford College Interim Athletics Director Kristyn King.  "Our students really seem to like the opportunity to get out into the community to represent Rockford College, Regents Athletics, and the Northern Athletics Conference.”

Through the three years of the contest, Rockford College has donated over 14,000 food items to local charities.

The 2010 NAC Cans Across the Conference title was taken by Alverno College with 7,108 items.  In total, the conference will donate 27,232 items to 17 charities in Illinois and Wisconsin, bringing the three year total to nearly 70,000 food items.

The Rockford College Student Athletic Advisor Committee, which includes representatives from each of Rockford’s 17 athletic teams, provides student-athletes an opportunity to have an active role in the governance of sport on campus, in the conference, and on a national level at the NCAA.

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