Community Involvement


Service to the community is one of the core values of the StFX Athletic Department and is one not taken lightly by StFX varsity athletes. Each year student-athletes from all varsity teams volunteer their time to multiple fundraisers, special events and youth programs in an effort to give back to both the local Antigonish community and the StFX community. The Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) assists in the coordination of community service opportunities as StFX student-athletes contribute in access of 3000 hours of community service volunteer work every year.

Some of the annual events that the Athletic Department has been associated with over the past number of years include Breast Cancer Awareness nights, the Halloween Safe Crossing Program, X-Out Violence Against Women iniatives and the X Athletes for Charity event. Below is a list of the majority of community service iniatives from this past season the part of our X-Women and X-Men student-athletes. 

StFX Athletics Community Initiatives

ALS awareness
Alzheimers Society canvassing
Autograph sessions
Bell Let's Talk - mental health awareness
Breast Cancer awareness 
CACL hockey fundraiser
Christmas parade
Coaching minor sports teams 
Community skates
Family Literacy Day
Fit for Life
Fit for Tots
Halloween Safe Crossing 
Locker room visits
Make a Wish foundation
Men's march for violence against women
Minor sports community days
Multi-Sport Project
Prostate Cancer awareness 
Relay for Life
School gym programs
Shoot for the Cure breast cancer awareness
Student-Athlete Mental Health Initiative (SAMHI)
Team Stock fundraising iniatives
Terry Fox Run 
Tim Horton’s Cupful a Cure 
X Athletes for Charity Event
X-Out Violence against women initiatives
X sledge hockey society