Community Engagement

With the creation of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee on the Amherst College Campus, we will be looking at ways in which we can help to promote the importance of participation in various community engagement projects throughout the year. We will try and look at ways in which the student-athletes, athletic department and the respective teams can be more visible within our community; increase awareness of engagement opportunities; assist outside organizations through support and participation; enhance the lives of others within our community and look for ways in which we can volunteer our time and energy.

As we have formed a committee that will be working specifically with Community Engagement and Outreach, we hope to provide opportunities for teams and their respective student-athletes to become more involved with giving back to others . As opportunities present themselves, we will include those on this site with information, and links to a project sponsor. We would also like to recognize some of the various on-going outreach projects that our student-athletes participate in, so please continue to check in with this site as it will be updated regularly.
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Amherst Student-Athletes Start Athlete Ally Program 

Rising softball player, Idalia Friedson, and senior track captain and SAAC Vice President, Nia Harris, are leading the way at Amherst with the start of an Athlete Ally program on campus. More
Special Olympics Tournament

Amherst Student-Athletes Host Special Olympics Basketball Tournament

On Sunday February 2nd Amherst College hosted its first ever Special Olympics Basketball Tournament. Four teams from the Hampshire County community (Stingers, Cardinals, Lightning, and Cheetahs) came together to compete in a morning full of cheering, fun, and hoops. More

Amherst Teams Making a Difference with Food Donations

'Cac Giving Back to The Amherst Survival Center. Living alone this summer for an internship in Sarasota Florida, student-athlete Chris Tamasi ’15 had a lot of time to think. More