Staten Island, N.Y. – Continuing with its philanthropic ways, the College of Staten Island’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) participated in a March for Babies event, organized by the March of Dimes, where it helped raised $650 for local organizations that help babies begin living healthy lives.

The walk took place on Saturday, April 28th at the Staten Island Mall where student-athletes from various CSI athletic teams gathered to walk 3.5 miles in an effort to raise both money and awareness for the charity and local organizations.

CSI SAAC President and women’s basketball senior standout Olivia Tierno participated and worked to assist SAAC in the donation effort, and was moved by the generous spirit of both fellow student-athletes and community alike.

“March of Dimes is a great organization to get involved with,” said Tierno. “I loved that we were able to raise money and help local families in need and I am excited to continue my relationship with the organization by getting involved in years to come.”

The March for Babies looks to give hope to the more than half a million babies born too soon each year.  The money people raise in March for Babies funds important research and programs that help babies begin healthy lives. Since 1970, the organization has raised an incredible $2 billion to benefit all babies.