Community service

San Jose State Wins 2021-22 Mountain West SAAC Community Service Award

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado. – The Mountain West featured San Jose State Director of Athletics Jeff Konya with the 2021-22 Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) Community Service Award Wednesday at halftime of the Spartans Men’s Basketball Tournament game. Led by AD Assistant for Student-Athlete Development Tobruk BlaineBeyond Sparta Coordinator Annalisa Duarte and Women’s Gymnastics SAAC Board Member Jada Mazury Spartans Have Done Nearly 9,000 Hours of Community Service Over the Past Year and Win This Prestigious Award for the first time in the school’s history.

“At the forefront of our Beyond Sparta program is a culture of volunteerism,” Blaine said. “Through the Inspire pillar of the program, our student-athletes strive to inspire themselves and others through the act of service. As a department, we build champions in the classroom, in competition, and in the community , which empowers student-athletes to create a We are proud of our student-athletes because they will always rise to the occasion and support multiple important community outreach efforts; raise awareness and provide support to people who otherwise might not have the necessary resources.”

  • Over 8,923 hours of community service
  • Nearly $255,000 in economic benefits from donations and services
  • There were 145 opportunities for coaches, staff and student-athletes to participate
  • All 22 SJSU sports participated in some type of community service
  • Over 200 sports bras were donated to the Bill Wilson Center to benefit young homeless women in the area
  • Over 7,200 products were donated during the sanitary product drive, benefiting local women who have access to the Spartan Food Pantry and Next Door Solutions
  • Over 140 toys were donated for the holiday toy drive to benefit local youth in need in partnership with the San Jose African-American Community Service agency