Skyline Conference SAAC to Host Clothing Drive to Assist Victims of Domestic Violence

Skyline Conference SAAC to Host Clothing Drive to Assist Victims of Domestic Violence

New York, NY – For the second consecutive year, the Skyline Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) will take part in a community service project in conjunction with the Skyline Fall Festival.  

Each conference SAAC group will be soliciting clothing donations at various home soccer and women's volleyball contests throughout the month of October.  On Saturday, Nov. 8, the Skyline SAAC and Purchase College Department of Athletics will host an on-campus Clothing Drive.   All of the donations collected from the ten Skyline member institutions will then be sorted and donated to My Sisters' Place in nearby White Plains, N.Y.    

"I applaud our Student-Athlete Advisory Committee on taking a proactive approach to try and make a small difference in the lives of those who are victims of domestic violence," says Skyline Commissioner Linda Bruno. 

"Community service was a priority of our directors of athletics when they developed the Fall Festival concept and I know this project will serve to be beneficial to everyone."  

Since 1976, My Sisters' Place (MSP) has worked to end violence in intimate relationships and combat the effects of domestic violence and human trafficking on women, men, and children throughout Westchester County.  MSP has evolved from a grassroots task force and drop-in center into a cutting edge leader and resource in the field of domestic violence advocacy, shelter and legal services and education and prevention. Based on the tenet of taking a holistic approach and addressing the root causes of family violence, MSP is continually expanding in order to effectively respond to the increasing and changing needs of individuals in crisis. MSP's mission is to engage each member of society in our work to end domestic violence, so that all relationships can embrace the principles of respect, equality, and peacefulness.

The 2014 Skyline Fall Festival, presented by Formé Urgent Care & Wellness Center, will include the semifinals of the women's volleyball championship on Friday, Nov. 7, along with the title matches of the men's and women's soccer and women's volleyball championships on Saturday, Nov. 8.  All told, eight teams and approximately 200 student-athletes will be gathering on the Purchase campus to compete for league titles and NCAA Tournament berths.  Admission to the two-day festival is free.