Hamilton’s Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) collected more than 100 pieces of gently used and new sports equipment for donation to the House of Good Shepherd. SAAC’s Samantha Sherman ’15 (field hockey) and Katie Steates ’15 (women's golf) along with Associate Director of Athletics Kerri Fagan dropped off two car loads of equipment on Dec. 12. The items included baseball/softball bats and gloves, soccer balls, basketballs, kickballs, tennis rackets and more.
Sherman commented, “The House of Good Shepherd is an incredible and unique charity, as it provides various services to children who have experienced trauma. The representatives we met expressed so much gratitude in response to our donation and could not wait to share the items with the kids.”
SAAC has developed into an active force on campus and members hope to continue to extend into the local community. The members of SAAC realize how influential sports are in our lives, and wanted to give less fortunate children the opportunity to play.
The House of Good Shepherd provides a safety net for children and families at risk including social service programs for children struggling with serious emotional and social problems, and a foster care program.