Student-Athlete Advisory Council

Athletics in the Community

  • Another Roaring Success for SAAC Field Day
    April 06, 2017
    On Sunday, April 2 more than 90 children from the Pittsburgh community came to Carnegie Mellon University’s campus to participate in the seventh annual Carnegie Mellon Athletics Field Day.
  • Student-Athlete Advisory Council Reaches 100% Giving for Third Year
    November 10, 2016
    In what has become a tradition for Carnegie Mellon University’s Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC), the group has once again made a statement by investing in their own experience, as the leadership committee reached 100 percent giving to the University for the third straight year. Each of the Council’s 47 members made a gift to support the athletics department.
  • Tartans Have a Ball Supporting Children’s Hospital
    November 09, 2016
    Carnegie Mellon University football team captain Samer Abdelmoty has some dates he’d like you to keep — 365 of them to be exact.
  • Tartans Participate in Annual “Hour of Power” Fundraiser
    November 09, 2016
    On Tuesday, November 8, the Carnegie Mellon University men's and women's swimming and diving team joined thousands of athletes from collegiate, high school, and club teams across the nation and abroad in the 11th Annual Ted Mullin “Leave it in the Pool” Hour of Power Relay for Sarcoma Research, sponsored by Carleton College swimming and diving teams.
  • Men's Golf Volunteers with The First Tee of Pittsburgh
    October 04, 2016
    On Sunday September 24, the Carnegie Mellon men's golf team volunteered with The First Tee of Pittsburgh, an organization dedicated to integrating life skills and golf skills for children, with an emphasis on providing affordable golfing opportunities. As a volunteer coach for The First Tee program, Tartans senior Alexander Pomerantz acted as the liaison to help the team get involved.
  • Despite Cold Weather, Field Day Fun For All
    April 14, 2016
    In what has become a much-anticipated tradition at Carnegie Mellon University, on Sunday, April 3 over 50 children from the Pittsburgh community came to campus to participate in the sixth annual Carnegie Mellon Athletics Field Day.
  • CMU Campus Community To Host Special Olympics
    April 08, 2016
    Working with Special Olympics Pennsylvania (SOPA) for the past eight years has been a life-changing experience for CMU Police Lieutenant Joe Meyers. And now, he’s helping to share that experience with hundreds of others in the university community.
  • Student-Athlete Advisory Council Reaches 100% Giving for Second Year
    October 23, 2015
    For the second straight year, the Carnegie Mellon University Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) made a statement by investing in their own experience, as the leadership committee reached 100 percent giving to the University. Each of the Council’s 44 members made a gift to support the athletics department.
  • Student-Athlete Advisory Council Hosted a Moonlight Run for the Cure4Cam Childhood Cancer Foundation
    September 30, 2015
    The Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) hosted a Moonlight Run to benefit the Cure4Cam Childhood Cancer Foundation on Saturday, September 26. The foundation seeks to raise community awareness concerning, and supports the development of, new and more humane therapies for childhood cancer.
  • Men’s Soccer Volunteers Time and Skills with Local Community
    May 08, 2015
    For three weeks in the months of March and April, the Carnegie Mellon University men’s soccer team spent time with local youth in Wilkinsburg teaching the basics of soccer. The newly formed program which ran for eight weeks was hosted by the Hosanna House and was designed for boys and girls ages 6-10.
  • Fifth Annual Field Day a HUGE Success!
    April 13, 2015
    Sunday, April 12 was an amazing day in Pittsburgh and most notably on the campus of Carnegie Mellon University as 75 boys and girls from the community spent a few hours bonding with Tartan student-athletes as part of the annual Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) Field Day.
  • Volleyball Team Raises Funds Through American Lung Association Fight for Air Climb
    April 13, 2015
    On March 28, the Carnegie Mellon University volleyball team joined forces with the American Lung Association (ALA) at the annual American Lung Association Fight for Air Climb at One Oxford Centre in downtown Pittsburgh. The team participated in the association’s annual event to help bring awareness to lung disease.
  • SAAC Donates with Thanksgiving Food Drive
    November 26, 2014
    The Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) organized a Thanksgiving Food Drive, challenging all the Tartan teams to collect as many items as possible to donate.
  • Cross Country Teams Band Together
    October 27, 2014
    On an off weekend from racing, the Carnegie Mellon University men’s and women’s cross country teams banded together off campus at Garfield Community Farm.
  • Student-Athlete Advisory Council Achieves 100% Giving
    October 08, 2014
    The Carnegie Mellon Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) made a statement in a big way this fall, as the leadership committee achieved 100 percent giving to Carnegie Mellon University. Each of the Council’s 44 members made a gift to support the athletics department.
  • Carnegie Mellon SAAC Hosts Fourth Annual Field Day
    April 07, 2014
    Nearly 40 boys and girls from the community spent a few hours playing sports with Carnegie Mellon University student-athletes on Sunday, April 6, as part of the annual Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) Field Day. The children, who ranged in age from 6-12, were offered mini-clinics in football, soccer, track and field and basketball.
  • Tartan Football Players Lend Hand in Community
    April 02, 2014
    Members of the Carnegie Mellon University football program spent time at the Hosanna House on Saturday, March 29, as part of the campus-wide community service day 1000Plus. The Hosanna House is a multi-purpose community center serving over 35,000 people a year and is located in Wilkinsburg, Pa.
  • Tennis Players Team Up with Buddy Up for Down Syndrome
    March 27, 2014
    The Carnegie Mellon University men’s and women’s tennis teams gathered 22 players and three coaches to participate in the Buddy Up for Down Syndrome Tennis, Fitness and Fun program (Buddy Up).
  • Camp Guyasuta Gets Help from Tartan Football Players
    April 23, 2013
    Members of the Carnegie Mellon University football program spent time at Camp Guyasuta on Saturday, April 6, as part of the campus-wide community service day 1000Plus. Camp Guyasuta is owned and operated by the Laurel Highlands Council - Boy Scouts of America and located in Aspinwall, Pa.
  • Team Bonds While Beautifying Pittsburgh Area Park
    April 22, 2013
    The Carnegie Mellon University men's soccer team spent a Sunday afternoon bonding while beautifying a Pittsburgh area park. The team joined together to plant trees and mulch flower beds in Schenley Park for the Pittsburgh Conservancy.
  • Carnegie Mellon SAAC Hosts Third Annual Field Day
    April 17, 2013
    More than 50 boys and girls from the community spent a few hours playing sports with Carnegie Mellon University student-athletes on Sunday, April 14, as part of the annual Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) Field Day. The children, who ranged in age from 6-12, were offered mini-clinics in football, soccer, track and field and basketball.
  • Women's Tennis Volunteers at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
    April 10, 2013
    The Carnegie Mellon women's tennis team participated in the university's 1000plus Day of Service on Saturday, April 6, as the student-athletes took time out of their schedules to give back to the Pittsburgh community.
  • Cross Country Teams Volunteer at World Vision Headquarters
    December 20, 2012
    The Carnegie Mellon men’s and women’s cross country teams made their mark in the community this fall, with a team outing to World Vision Headquarters in Pittsburgh.
  • Tartans Spend Time Supporting Afterschool Activities for Local Kids
    October 31, 2012
    Led by women’s tennis standout Katie Cecil, a number of Carnegie Mellon student-athletes spent time working with children in the community on October 18. Cecil and a group of teammates volunteered at Lights on Afterschool, a program hosted at the Heinz History Center.
  • Men's Soccer Team Plants Trees and Cleans Up Local Park
    May 08, 2012
    On Sunday, April 29, the Carnegie Mellon University men's soccer team joined forces to serve the community along the park boarding the Pittsburgh campus. The team was able to take advantage of the sunny afternoon by planting trees and removing invasive plants from the area around the Schenley Park Visitors Center on Panther Hollow Drive.
  • Tartan Football Players Give Back To Community, Help Family of Fallen Police Officer
    April 09, 2012
    As part of the campus-wide community service day 1000Plus, members of the Carnegie Mellon football program worked on the Wilkinsburg Community Center (Hosanna House) while others helped with outdoor chores at the home of Derek Kotecki on March 31. A member of the Lower Burrell Police Department, Kotecki was killed in the line of duty in 2011.
  • Student-Athlete Advisory Council Welcomes Local Children to Second Annual Field Day
    April 04, 2012
    Nearly 50 boys and girls from the local community spent their afternoon playing sports with Carnegie Mellon student-athletes on Sunday, April 1, as part of the Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) Field Day. The children, who ranged in age from 5-12, were offered mini-clinics in football, soccer, track and field and basketball.