The MAAC SAAC began its annual fall meeting today at Walt Disney World with a 6:30 am departure for the Give Kids the World Village in Kissimmee, Fl. As part of its community service initiatives the MAAC SAAC served as breakfast volunteers at the complex that host children with life-threatening illnesses and their families at the 70-acre complex. The ‘storybook’ resort has welcomed over 100,000 families since 1986 from all over the world.
The MAAC SAAC member’s day continues at 11 am at the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex at Disney World where they will assist the MAAC staff in the operation of the 2011 Men’s Soccer Championship at the venue. The championship will be broadcast on ESPN3.
Later a 5 pm NCAA issues and legislative session is scheduled for MAAC SAAC at the Norway Pavilion at EPCOT. Dinner will be served and then a 90-minute presentation by the renowned Disney Institute Program on the subject of ‘Creativity”. The day is capped by the famous EPCOT fireworks show at EPCOT.
MAAC Commissioner Richard Ensor notes that the MAAC SAAC “Represents the leadership of all 10 MAAC member institutions student-athlete campus SAAC. The lessons of community service and leadership they learn this weekend are important for themselves and their fellow athletes.”