NORTON, Mass. – The Wheaton Athletic Mentors (WAMs), a leadership group of student-athletes from each of the college's 21 varsity sports programs, will host the thirteenth annual Big Event Weekend on Friday, February 9 through Saturday, February 10 to promote sobriety among college students and to contribute to the local community.
"The Big Event has gotten better and bigger every year and we are hoping that 2018 is the best we've had thus far," said WAMs coordinator and head women's volleyball coach Craig Letourneau. "We have many great collaborations with other groups on campus as well as the community"
The Big Event, sponsored by the Venture Fund in collaboration with the office of Student Activities, Involvement, and Leadership (SAIL), the program is designed to raise awareness about alcohol misuse and abuse by establishing a dry weekend on campus while sponsoring numerous social events and activities for students. As part of the effort, the college is encouraged to not issue approval for any events that include alcohol service during the weekend.
"Each year the group looks to expand on the great successes of past events and this year is no exception," said WAMs coordinator and head women's lacrosse coach Emily Kiablick. "We've received a lot of community support."
The purpose of the WAMs, which is Wheaton's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), is to provide a forum for student-athletes and to serve as a liaison between the student-athletes and administration at the academic and athletic levels. The WAMs design and implement programs to encourage academic achievement, health promotion, and social responsibility to enhance the student-athlete experience.
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