"There is incredible value in being of service to others" - Elizabeth Berg
The Canisius Sport Administration program works to engage, encourage and empower students to be active participants in our community. We believe that through community service students can take another step towards maximizing their personal growth and development.
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.
Our endeavor is to represent Canisius College as a holistic, engaged and dedicated community participant. The Western New York community supports our program and in turn we lend our support by committing to volunteer efforts year round.
This year the MSA program has been rewarded with opportunities to volunteer in a number of capacities. From fundraising for the Food Bank of WNY to holiday gift wrapping on behalf of Autistic Services Inc., we have seen our students lend their time and talents to the community in a variety of ways.
As an extension of the Canisius brand, the MSA program believes we have a unique advantage of reaching the community through the power of sport. Our students have a perspective unlike others in understanding the value of community, shared goals and sportsmanship. We look forward to continuing our engagement in the 2014-2015 school years.