Courtesy of Georgian Court University Athletics
LAKEWOOD, N.J. (December 22, 2016) -- The first step to success in anything is believing that the impossible is possible. The Georgian Court University Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), made up of GCU student-athletes that follow this mindset everyday in competition and in the classroom, took it a step further by creating a $605 donation for the Make-A-Wish Foundation through Macy's 9th Annual "Believe" Campaign.
Children are invited to write letters to Santa Claus and drop them in Santa's Mailbox at their local Macy's Department Store. For every letter written and delivered to Macy's (until Dec. 24), the store will donate $1 per letter to Make-A-Wish. On National "Believe" Day (Dec. 9 of this year), Macy's doubles its donation to $2 per letter.
"Each year, our student-athletes look forward to writing letters to Santa, knowing that every letter is a dollar that Macy's will donate to Make- A-Wish," shared Head Women's Lacrosse Coach and SAAC Advisor, Amy Rizzo. "Our teams have fun writing the letters at our annual Christmas party and it usually gets competitive to see which team can write the most."
This year, Macy's will celebrate $100 million in total giving to Make-A-Wish® since 2003. That's nearly three wishes granted every day for the past 13 years! More than 2.4 million people have been impacted by the wishes that Macy's has helped grant, including wish kids and their families, volunteers, community groups, nurses, doctors and more.
The Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference is an NCAA Division II Conference composed of 14 institutions in Connecticut, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. The member institutions are Bloomfield College, Caldwell University, Chestnut Hill College, Concordia (N.Y.) College, Dominican (N.Y.) College, Felician University, Georgian Court University, Goldey-Beacom College, Holy Family University, Nyack College, Philadelphia University, Post University of Waterbury, University of the Sciences, and Wilmington University.