Fundraiser at Augie games tonight


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Posted Online: Jan. 18, 2013, 8:13 pm
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Tom Johnston, tjohnston@qconline.com
The Augustana College Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) will be holding a fundraiser tonight during the Augie home basketball games vs. Elmhurst at the Carver Center.

A fire destroyed the home of the Harris family in Rock Island in early January and SAAC has jumped
into action to help out. The Harris family has twin sixth-grade girls and a third-grade boy at Longfellow School in Rock Island, located near the Augie campus.

A table will be set up in the Carver Center lobby throughout the evening for what is being billed as a "penny war.'' Any money raised will be matched by SAAC and given directly to the Harris family.

Longfellow students and families wishing to come to the doubleheader and participate in the "penny war" and donate to help the Harris family's cause will receive free admission to both games.

Augustana has enjoyed a partnership with Longfellow in recent years and SAAC is willing to lend a hand. Many Viking athletes have volunteered at Longfellow through the years through both SAAC and Athletes Giving Back.



















 



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