SHU Student Athletes to Take Part in MS Walk for Eighth Straight Year
(Fairfield, CT) - SHU SAAC is planning their participation in
the “Walk MS” fundraiser for the Connecticut Chapter of
the National Multiple Sclerosis for the ninth straight year on
Sunday, April 21 at Sherwood Westwood Park.
SAAC chooses this as one of its community service projects in support of Leo Katsetos, Head Athletic Trainer for Sacred Heart Athletics, who was diagnosed with MS nine years ago.
“I wanted to put something together and the proper funds to help others who may be affected by MS,” says Katsetos. “Three is no cure right now, and there might not even be one in my lifetime, but all the work we put into it now hopefully can help others in the future.”
Each team at Sacred Heart raises a certain amount to make a donation, allowing SAAC as an entity to raise more than $100,000 the first eight years in which it has participated. Sacred Heart also puts together the largest university organized team in the state, with more than 300 student athletes participating in the walk each year.
“It’s always important to support those who you have a close relationship with every day,” says SAAC President Neil McKenney (Men’s Hockey, ’13). “Leo is someone important to all of us student athletes at SHU and someone who helps every one of us succeed, so it is very important for us to support him.”