The Student Athlete Advisory Committee plans to host their inaugural spring formal for athletes at the end of the month. According to SAAC Vice President Shelbi Burnett, the Committee has been trying to find a date that allows the most possible athletes to attend. The dance has been tentatively set for Easter Sunday.
Tickets for the event can be purchased by athletes as singles for $6 or two for $10. Athletes attending can bring a non-student-athlete date.
“Tickets will be on sale [this] week, we’re going to be selling them in Hinkle.” said Burnett, a redshirt Junior member of the Butler cross-country and track teams.
Money that the event brings in will support athletes, faculty, or staff affected by cancer. Especially Butler Strength Coach, Jim Peal.
“This year we would be assisting Coach Jim Peal, who was diagnosed with colon cancer this year and had a pretty serious surgery. So the fundraising event would be for that cause.”
Coach Peal, who has been coaching at Butler for ten years, underwent surgery on February 4, and is now cancer free. He is the strength coach for all 19 sports programs.
The Committee is going to try to have the formal in the Reilly Room.
According to Burnett, former Butler basketball player Alex Anglin will be the DJ.