Partnership with area non-profits.
At AAC, we connect student-athletes with a local non-profit, one that speaks to them on a personal level. This allows student-athletes to use their spotlight to bring awareness to a cause they care about. By being a spokesperson for a local non-profit these student-athletes also help our community learn how they can help. It’s a win-win situation for the community and the student-athlete.
Here are just some of the local philanthropies who have partnered with AAC:
Samaritan Community Center (SCC) is a local nonprofit organization based in Rogers and Springdale. The organization serves the hurting and hungry of Northwest Arkansas with wraparound services. During 2021, SCC provided 85,000 persons with emergency food assistance, served 90,000 meals, and distributed 200,000 snackpacks to at-risk children through their nutritional programs. The Samaritan Care program assisted over 1200 families with resource referrals, rent/utility assistance, and case management. Their charitable dental clinic provided over $500,000 in free dental care to uninsured, low-income adults. They operate two thrift stores in Rogers and Springdale which provide 33% of the operational support for the organization.