May 5, 2011
Chestnut Hill, MA- The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) hosted their 2nd annual Student-Athlete Talent Show on Wednesday night in Conte Forum. The show featured nine acts ranging from Irish step dancing to an a capella mashup. The show's proceeds will go to the St. Bernard Project in New Orleans, LA, the non-profit organization SAAC worked with on the Student-Athlete Service Trip this past winter which helps families rebuild their homes after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.
The judges included Senior Associate AD, Jody Mooradian, Director of Campus Ministry, Fr. Tony Penna, Baldwin the Eagle, and Liz McCartney '94, founder of the St. Bernard Project. With the range of talent in the show, the judges were charged with a tough task with football taking the win with an a capella performance for the ages. The men's golf team followed in second place with an interpretive dance choreographed to Chariots of Fire. In third place, the coed sailing team produced a remix and dance to Michael Jackson's "Beat It."
SAAC hopes to continue the strong relationship with the St. Bernard Project and plans to send another 22 student-athletes to New Orleans next January, 2012.