If not you, who? If not now, when? - Garry Herbert
The Sport Administration program believes it plays a powerful role in strengthening the community through sport and sport related endeavors. Each year the MSA Cares program is involved in volunteer and fundraising opportunities in the community that has given us so much. Our commitment of giving back to the community makes the MSA program unique.
Volunteering and fundraising for charities is an honored tradition and over the past 10 years, the MSA program has raised more than $100,000 for local Buffalo Charities. Each year the Special Events class puts together a Bowl N’ Blast bowl-a-thon in which all monies raise go towards a local charity. Students and professors also volunteer their time benefitting many organizations. Some of those organizations include Habitat for Humanity, Salvation Army, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Hunter’s Hope, Ronald McDonald House, The Steadfast Foundation, and many more.
This year the MSA Cares program has set a goal of 1,000 community service hours and raising $10,000 for charities. For the 2012-2013 school year we have taken the inspiring words of Garry Herbert as our motto; “If not you, who? If not now, when?” We have planned projects and community hours with Habitat for Humanity, Salvation Army, St. Luke’s Church, Special Olympics of Western New York, and are current fundraising for Roswell Park Cancer Institute. The MSA program is looking forward to reaching our goal and using sports as a causal agent to change the world!