Service Events

SAAC Supports Project HOME

Nov 26, 2014

Project HOME is a Philadelphia non-profit organization that empowers individuals to break the cycle of poverty through affordable housing, employment, health care and education.  During this season of giving, Project HOME is seeking Thanksgiving dinner basket donations to help feed participant families in our area.

Student-Athletes Gather Food Items for Ronald McDonald House

Nov 6, 2014

SAAC held a food drive to help gaether items for Ronald McDonald House to support their families in need. This is the second year Bryn Athyn Athletics has partnered up with RHM in service events.

Guerrilla Ball Tournament for Charity

May 13, 2014

Bryn Athyn College's Student Athlete Advisory Committee held a Guerrilla Ball Tournament for Charity on May 13th. The winning team donated $500 to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Teams where comprised of students, fans and community members in a dodgeball style game. 

Shooting For Sherri

January 9, 2014

The Bryn Athyn College community came together tonight for a cause close to their hearts. The community raised $1,450 for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network through donations, raffle tickets and t-shirt sales. Both teams wore purple in support of Pancreatic Cancer. Bryn Athyn Athletics would like to thank all of the fans and community members who came out to support this great cause! Go Lions! 


Men's Hockey Team Skate with Lions Fans

February 9, 2013 

Following their big conference win last night, members of the Bryn Athyn College hockey team took to the ice this afternoon at their home rink,Jungé Ice Rink and Pavilion, to skate with their loyal fans.

Players took time to race and skate with their fans who have supported them all season for their playoff push. Even with snow cover roads, many fans came out to spend time with their favorite players and be a part of the team. 

Captain Danny Triesler expressed, "We loved seeing the smiles on the kids faces and also on the parents who came out as well. I think we had equal amounts of fun as the kids did. This community has done so much for us on many different levels and our entire team is extremely appreciative for the support within Bryn Athyn and all of the fans we have at every home and away game. This was just one of many ways to come for us to say thank you. As a team and organization we are grateful we have a chance to give back to a place that has given so much to us."

Leading scorer Terrence Johnson stated, "It was awesome to have fun with the kids today. I think we had a better time than they did. It felt good to give back. We would love to do something like this again."

Freshman goaltender Steven Altman said, "It was a lot of fun to be able to meet and skate with our  fans and learn about the people who have supported us all year long. Considering the weather, it was a success and we look forward to putting together another skate with the Lions. Thank you for your continued support and we hope to see more fans in the future."

Students Help Support Ronald McDonald House of Philadelphia

Decemeber 18, 2012

Five Bryn Athyn students took a trip to the Ronald McDonald House of Philadelphia to deliver boxes full of toys and presents.  

These toys, generously donated by the community and fans during the men’s ice hockey games, will become a part of either the Welcome Wagon Program or the Shopping Room at the Ronald McDonald House. Each child that checks in for treatment is given the opportunity to pick a toy from the Welcome Wagon, and it is hoped that the chosen toy will give the child comfort during the course of their stay and treatment.

The Shopping Room at the Ronald McDonald House is a large room full of donated toys, through which parents are allowed to pick Christmas presents for their children. The Shopping Room helps to relieve parents of the stress of shopping, and it allows them to focus on the treatment and health of their child.

Jenifer Shipman, Director of Special Events and Commincation Director of Ronald McDonald House expressed, "It is the generosity of neighbors in the community, like Bryn Athyn College, that help make the season brighter for our families who are often facing the most difficult time in their lives."

FeelGood and Men's Hockey Collaborate to End World Hunger

Decemeber 15, 2012

The Bryn Athyn College chapter of FeelGood—a youth movement committed to ending world hunger—is teaming up with the BAC Hockey team. The Lions are excited to do whatever they can to support such a worthy cause. To kick of the collaboration, FeelGood members—spearheaded by sophomore McKenna Acton—coordinated a photo shoot of the Lions sporting their hockey gear and some FeelGood swag. FeelGood BAC is so thankful for the support and kindness that the team has shown them and is looking forward to improving the world through teamwork!

FeelGood is committed to raising money and awareness to end world hunger in our lifetime. On over 25 college campuses across the U.S., FeelGood students run non-profit delis specializing in grilled cheese sandwiches. 100% of deli proceeds are invested in organizations sustainably eradicating global hunger.

Middle School Volleyball Skills Clinic

 October 18, 2012

The Bryn Athyn College women’s volleyball team hosted a volleyball skills clinic for middle-school girls ages eight to thirteen. With over sixty girls in attendance, the college team, under the guidance of Coach Comly and Coach Peteresmeyer, ran various drills and games with the girls. 

Junior Cathleen Curran stated, “To be able to use the skills we have acquired to teach younger children is not only fun, but also educating for those young girls who will be playing volleyball for years to come. It was a rewarding experience, and it made us recognize how much progress we ourselves have all made since we were that young.”

Coach Petersmeyer expressed, “We were delighted for our student-athletes to spend time working with up and coming volleyball players. It was great to see the team volunteering their time to teach young children the value of hard work and dedication to a sport. “


April 29, 2012

The Bryn Athyn College Student-Athlete Advisory Committee held their first annual Kickball Tournament for Charity event on Sunday afternoon.

Six teams made up of students, staff members, and community members competed in a round robin style tournament, with very few established rules. The top two teams, The U and Team CHOP, played for the championship. Team CHOP was victorious, beating The U 1-0, and securing over $300 for their charity, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.



Feburary 3, 2012

FeelGood is a movement of Bryn Athyn college students whose mission it is to end world hunger in our lifetime.

Next Friday against Widener...Contribute to the cause...Eat for the Hungry. Do (Your) Good- Feel (Your) Good!!


Decemeber 14, 2011

The Bryn Athyn College men’s ice hockey team will be holding its annual Toy Drive during their home games on Wednesday, December 14th and Friday, December 16th. Donations, including toys for infants through teenagers, and gift cards in the $10 to $20 range, will be accepted at the Jungé Pavilion starting at 8pm on both dates. These donations will be given to Youth Service, Inc., a non-profit organization who provides immediate shelter and support services to Philadelphia’s children and families.


Decemeber 10, 2011

The Bryn Athyn College men’s ice hockey team will be holding its annual canned food drive Saturday, December 10th during their game against Bloomsburg. Boxes will be located around the rink and all donations will be given to local food banks.  Your donation of various non-perishable food items will be greatly appreciated by local families who are struggling to put food on their tables. 


Decemeber 4, 2011

The Bryn Athyn College men’s ice hockey team held its first ever winter coat drive on Sunday, December 4th.

In hopes of giving back to the community, the Lions, along with retailer Burlington Coat Factory, the nonprofit organization One Warm Coat, and "Good Morning America," will help to spread holiday cheer throughout the Philadelphia area by giving coats to those in need. Over 75 coats were collected on Sunday afternoon, making the event a huge success. The coats that were collected will be greatly appreciated by the many adults and children who are struggling to afford proper cold-weather attire during the winter months.

Men's Soccer - Raul Figueroa


August 31, 2011

Each year, Bryn Athyn College kicks off the academic year with a campus-wide Service Day. Students, faculty, and this year, members of the College's Alumni Organization, participated in a number of service events on and around campus.

At the Asplundh Field House, students, student athletes, alumni, and faculty teamed up with Stop Hunger Now to package 14,000 meals to deliver to ongoing school feeding programs.

Video and Article Credit: Bryn Athyn College Marketing Department


September 1, 2011

As school districts across North America tighten their purse strings, classroom supplies get older and shabbier until there aren’t enough to go around the classroom. With limited school supplies available, teachers and other parents end up spending their own hard-earned money to buy pencils, pens, notebooks, and textbooks for students whose families cannot afford them. On top of paying for school supplies, teachers also usually end up paying for photocopies, chalk, blackboard markers, posters, and classroom décor out of their own pockets.

Bryn Athyn Athletics is committed to helping local schools by collecting new and gently used back packs for students in the Philadelphia schools.