As part of the “Southland Gives Back” initiative, the Southland Conference will profile a community service outing from each of our 13 member institutions each weekday from Dec. 6 to 22. The Southeastern SAAC began their food drive at the SLU men’s and women’s basketball doubleheader on Nov. 10. SAAC will partner with the Southeastern Athletics Ticket Office to continue to collect non-perishable food items at home basketball games throughout the month of December. “Our student-athletes were very excited about participating in the Southland’s ‘12 Days of Christmas’ initiative,” SLU Assistant AD for Academic Services/SWA and SAAC advisor Sherry Kennemer. “They chose to contribute to the Tangi Food Pantry because it was a cause they felt helped the most people within our community.” For the 11th consecutive holiday season, Southland Conference institutions are hosting the annual “Twelve Days of Christmas,” a community service project coordinated by the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee in an effort to reach out to their respective local communities. Each institution will plan and execute a community service project leading up the Christmas break. The Tangi Food Pantry is a non-profit organization that provides nutritious groceries to over 44,000 individuals and families in need in Tangipahoa Parish. Southeastern student-athletes participate in community service projects throughout the year, not just at the holidays. During the 2016-17 season, SLU earned the Southland Strong Community Service Award after finishing with over 6,200 hours of community service. HAMMOND, La. – The Southeastern Louisiana Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) recently participated in the Southland Conference’s “12 Days of Christmas” campaign by contributing to the local Tangi Food Pantry.