Oct. 14, 2013
CONWAY - Six members of the Coastal Carolina Student-Athlete Advisory Committee visited Pee Dee Elementary on Friday, Oct. 11, to deliver school supplies that had been collected in a combined effort by the staff, coaches and student-athletes of the CCU Department of Athletics as part of the annual SAAC School Supply Drive.
Meghan Laffin and Lauren Alejo of the volleyball team; Jake Kane and Mike Morrison of the baseball team; and Reggie Nelson and Russel Kanner of the track team delivered approximately $3,000 worth of school supplies, including paper, pencils, hand sanitizer, crayons, markers and book bags. The Coastal student-athletes also spent time interacting with many of Pee Dee's students, visiting 15 different classrooms and providing individual attention to various students.
The donation marked the fourth consecutive School Supply Drive that has assisted Pee Dee Elementary School, a Title I school in Horry County that services approximately 800 students.
Title I is the largest federal assistance program for the nation's schools. The goal of Title I is to provide a high-quality education for every child. The program provides extra help to students who are furthest from meeting the standards the state has set for all children. Title I serves children through school wide programs and targeted assistance programs. The programs generally offer smaller classes, additional teachers and assistants, training for staff, extra time for instruction, and mentoring.
To learn more about the Coastal Carolina SAAC, or to complete a Chants in the Community Request Form, click HERE.