ASU Students Set To Raise $10,000 For Relief Efforts At The SJSU Football Game

Sept. 27, 2001

The Associated Students of Arizona State University (ASASU) is announcing a new campaign to bring the people of Arizona together with ASU's students and Intercollegiate Athletic Department. This is the most recent of a strong and continuing effort by ASU's clubs and organizations to assist those impacted by the Attack on America.

Money for the American Red Cross relief efforts in New York City and Washington, DC will be collected at Saturday's football game against San Jose State at Sun Devil Stadium. Officers with the student government hope to raise a minimum of $10,000.

'This is a great opportunity for the students of ASU and the Valley community to show our support of the relief workers in need of America's support,' says ASASU Campus Affairs Chief of Staff Tom Murray.

Student volunteers will be at all main entrance gates with buckets carrying the American Red Cross. Donations will be accepted before and after the game. Fans are encouraged to donate any cash they may have left over after making concession or souvenir purchases.

Some of the buckets and supplies that will be used for the collection were received through a donation from the Tempe Target store.

ASASU is the student government for Arizona State University. It operates in a three-tier balance of power system with a judicial, legislative and executive branch. A staff of student's work to execute the projects initiated by officers and senators.

Arizona State University, with an enrollment of more that 44,000, is a member of the Pacific 10 Conference and is one of the largest single-campus universities in the country. The university is located in the city of Tempe (population: 160,000). Faculty in the sciences, arts, humanities and the professions offer programs at ASU in more than 100 academic units.

Space for live coverage within the gates will be provided. Student volunteers and organizers will be available for comment at the event at the southwest gate.

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