Lynn student-athletes send goods to soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan

Published Oct. 29, 2008

Lynn’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) and Lynn student-athletes have made a monthly commitment throughout the 2008-09 academic year to send a minimum of two care packages per month to Iraq and Afghanistan through the independent charity, Any Soldier Inc. campaign.

In September, the Fighting Knights collected 815 items that were sent to a U.S. Marine in Iraq and a U.S. Army troop based in Afghanistan. “I am very proud of my fellow SAAC members for taking a strong charge at this effort,” SAAC President Christie Schade said. “We want to reach as many members of the military as possible this year and make sure they know that Lynn University Athletics is appreciative of their efforts for our country.”

Lynn’s September care package has been received by the troops while the student-athletes also received a personalized e-mail from one of the soldiers.