Fairfield University Athletics

Fairfield University varsity athletes are talented in more ways than one: in addition to being kickass on the field, they are exceptional entertainers.

Last Saturday, the Fairfield varsity sports teams gathered in Alumni Hall to participate in the first-ever student athlete talent show. Sponsored by Fairfield’s Student Athletic Advisory Committee (SAAC), the talent show also acted as a fundraiser, with all proceeds going to the Grace Evanko Fund. Evanko is a second grader from the Fairfield area who has an inoperable brain tumor.

“I heard about Grace’s story from my physical therapist and thought it would be a great way for us to give back to a local family that deserved our help,” explained Kelley Brady ’12, co-president of SAAC and a member of the women’s lacrosse team. Planning for the event began in September.

All 20 Fairfield varsity teams performed in or worked at the talent show. Acts included dances, skits, and singing performances.

The winners of the talent show were the Men & Women’s Cross Country teams, who decided to join forces. The women danced to “Superfreak” and the men to “Call on Me.”

“The cross counry team was well rehearsed and they came out wanting to win,” said Mark Kremheller ’11, a member of the Men’s Tennis team. “The talent show itself was for a really good cause and the sports teams that participated all did a good job!”

The show succeeded in raising over $1,400 to donate to the Grace Evanko Fund, according to Brady.

“The talent show was a huge success! I hope that this becomes a Fairfield University annual tradition,” Brady said. “I’m thrilled that we could raise so much money for Grace.”

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