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Athletics nets 1,250 pounds of food/supplies, $660 in cash for Katrina victims

Thanks to the efforts of the athletics department, on Monday, Sept. 12, APSU delivered 1,250 pounds of canned food, water, paper products and clothing to the Madison Street Church of Christ and $660 to the local American Red Cross, Monday.

That gift was a result of the Hurricane Katrina Relief Effort staged Saturday by APSU athletics and the Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC). More than 800 Hurricane Katrina evacuees are located in Clarksville, with the Madison Street Church of Christ serving as the distribution source for supplies.
Thanks to the efforts of the athletics department, on Monday, Sept. 12, APSU delivered 1,250 pounds of canned food, water, paper products and clothing to the Madison Street Church of Christ and $660 to the local American Red Cross, Monday.

That gift was a result of the Hurricane Katrina Relief Effort staged Saturday by APSU athletics and the Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC). More than 800 Hurricane Katrina evacuees are located in Clarksville, with the Madison Street Church of Christ serving as the distribution source for supplies.

APSU admitted anyone free to Saturday's home opener against Cumberland who
donated nonperishable items or money to the Katrina Relief Effort. SAAC members and the APSU athletics team were present at the entrances to receive donations. Approximately 6,000 fans were on hand for the contest, the largest home-opening crowd in more than a decade.

“I'm not surprised at the outpouring of support by our fans in helping those who have been displaced and/or had their lives impacted by this tragedy,” APSU Athletics Director Dave Loos said. “I appreciate the work of our coaches and, in particular, SAAC in making this effort so worthwhile. I think this says a lot about the spirit and the heart of everyone involved, from those donating to those collecting the items.”Brad Kirtley