The Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) has always been very involved in the Saints In the Community initiative. SAAC spent the day cleaning up a local park. They picked up trash, planted flowers, and helped make our local community beautiful and family friendly.
From soup kitchens to elementary schools, Siena's invests its special resources each year to enrich the Capital Region community. If you feel your organization could benefit from a relationship with Siena Athletics, we encourage you to contact us today. For a donation request form, please complete This Form.
The athletic department has identified two non-profit organizations as Saints in the Community partners: The Ronald McDonald House Charities and the Adopt-A-School Program.
Ronald McDonald House Charities
The Siena Athletic Department has partnered with Ronald McDonald House Charities for the past seven years in an effort to help ease the pain for sick children and their families. Throughout the course of the academic year each of Siena's 21 Division I sports teams has the opportunity to assist in this initiative. From preparing a meal at the Ronald McDonald House in Albany for the families of children with serious illnesses to visiting the children at the Ronald McDonald Family Room at the Albany Medical Center to participation in the House's spring cleanup, Siena's student-athletes and staff give countless hours to this worthy cause.
The Adopt-A-School program is a community initiative intended to motivate area elementary students through interaction with Siena's student-athletes. Members of Siena's athletic teams interact with designated schools throughout the year. In addition to providing guidance and leadership to area youths, Siena's student athletes learn first hand the value of volunteering in the community.
Other recent Saints in the Community initiatives have included involvement with the following area organizations:
Albany Strides- Women's Cross Country
Boys & Girls Club - Women's Soccer
Hi5 Sports - Women's Basketball, SAAC, SAM
Double H Ranch - Swimming & Diving, Water Polo
Latham Circle Soccer Club - Men's Soccer
Interfaith Partnership for the Homeless - Women's Basketball
HeadStrong - Men's Lacrosse
Go4theGoal - Baseball
National Girls and Women in Sports Day - All Female Sports Teams
Teal Ribbon Walk for Ovarian Cancer - Cross Country/Track