SAAC Announces Trio of 2012 Mock Rock Beneficiaries

Dec. 22, 2011

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- From a pool of 15 applicants, the University of Michigan Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) has selected three area charities to benefit from Mock Rock 2012, the group's signature event.

The Child and Family Life program at C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, Student-Athletes Leading Social Change (SALSC), and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Washtenaw County (BBBS) will receive donations from SAAC from funds generated by Mock Rock, an annual variety show featuring skits from Michigan's varsity student-athletes.

"We are looking forward to continuing to support C.S. Mott Children's Hospital as well as to support our very own U-M student-athletes in their endeavors to give back to the community," said Melisa Ongun, 2012 Mock Rock chair and a member of the U-M rowing team. "These three charities were chosen after a close vote! It's exciting to see Mock Rock grow every year and hopefully this year's event will raise more money than years past to go toward these great causes." Last year Mock Rock contributed to the Child and Family Life program at C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, SALSC, and the Michigan Autism Partnership (MAP).

Building off last year's attempt to broaden the impact of Mock Rock and to diversify how funds raised through the event are allocated, SAAC again opened the application process to all area charities this year. The event chairs narrowed the applications down to seven that they felt were going to use the money most charitably, and the field was then was narrowed to three via a democratic voting process by SAAC with the input of all student-athletes through their team representatives.

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