BURNSVILLE, Minn. -- On Wednesday, December 5th the NSIC Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) will hold its first ever “Take 5 to Give 5” initiative. The initiative is aimed at encouraging people to take 5 minutes and give $5 to Make-A-Wish. Each of the NSIC’s 16 institutions will be working to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation on the 5th.
The initiative in primarily achieved on-line. All donations will be made via the NCAA Division II Make-A-Wish website. The website allows for donators to choose a specific institution to receive the funds.
NCAA Division II has had a longstanding relationship with the Make-A-Wish Foundation which grants wishes to children with life-threatening illnesses. The Division II Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, which is the primary student-based group that contributes to policy-making for the division, established the Make-A-Wish partnership in 2003 and has since become one of the foundation’s largest and most consistent contributors.
Division II has raised more than $5.3 million toward granting the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions. More than 660 “wishes” have been granted through Division II contributions. These wishes can serve as a game changer in children’s fights against their illnesses, helping them feel better, and in some cases even get better. During the 2017-18 academic year, NSIC institutions raised $24,444 for Make-A-Wish, the largest total in NSIC history. The NSIC SAAC has identified $25,000 as the goal for 2018-19 and encourages all who are able to join the initiative on December 5th.
To make a donation, please follow these instructions:
- Please click on the following link: http://ncaadii.wish.org/#sm.000y0nedo1aekcr3ruv27lceykcwh
- Under “Enter the Institution Name” type the name or city of the institution you wish to donate to.
- Select a payment amount: $5 is the minimum (you can always donate more!)
- Enter your billing address and credit card information and hit “submit”.
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Nestled in Northern Minnesota’s wooded region and located on the shore of Lake Bemidji, Bemidji State University sponsors 15 varsity athletic programs with NCAA Division I men’s and women’s hockey membership in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association, while its 13 NCAA Division II programs hold membership in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC).