SAAC Competitions

A high impact initiative for student-athletes

Development through paying it forward

Student-Athletes // Coaches // Athletic Department Staff

Uncommon Sports Group's Clean Out For A Cause® program wants to come alongside you to help host a SAAC competition between your student-athletes and their respective teams or a competition between two colleges/universities.

Contact Mikey Carpenter at mikey@uncommonsg.org for more information.

How does a SAAC competition work?

1. GET YOUR BOX

We will send you individual boxes for each team that can be placed in a location determined by equipment services and your SAAC advisor. Many teams will place them in their locker room or equipment room.

2. FILL IT UP

Maximize the impact of your used/excess apparel & footwear:

• T-shirts

• Polos  

• Travel Suits

• Jackets

• Sweatshirt

• Sweatpants  

• Shorts

• Shoes 

• Socks

• Hats

• Cleats

• Gloves

3. WIN

Teams will compete against each other to donate the most total pounds or total amount of items. The team that wins will receive a monetary donation to donate to a USG-approved charity.

4. SEE YOUR IMPACT

Some items are taken on USG's annual mission trips, while the rest are sold via USG's ecommerce site. 100% of sales help support USG's programs that develop leaders of the sport industry.

Competitions in Action

Past Participants

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Baylor University

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University of Connecticut

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University of Virginia

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Mississippi State University

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Northern Illinois University

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West Coast Conference

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University of Minnesota

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University of Pittsburg

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Loyola Marymount University

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University of Portland

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Wake Forest University

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Pepperdine University

Compliance Information

NCAA Bylaw 12.5.1.1 Institutional, Charitable, Education or Nonprofit Promotions. A member institution or recognized entity thereof (e.g., fraternity, sorority or student government organization), a member conference or a non-institutional charitable, educational or nonprofit agency may use a student-athlete’s name, picture or appearance to support its charitable or educational activities or to support activities considered incidental to the student-athlete’s participation in intercollegiate athletics, provided the following conditions are met: (Revised: 1/11/89, 1/10/91, 1/10/92, 1/16/93, 1/9/96, 11/12/97, 4/26/01, 4/28/05, 4/27/06 effective 8/1/06, 5/6/08, 4/28/16 effective 8/1/16)

(a) The student-athlete’s participation is subject to the limitations on participants in such activities as set forth in Bylaw 17;

(b) The specific activity or project in which the student-athlete participates does not involve co-sponsorship, advertisement or promotion by a commercial agency other than through the reproduction of the sponsoring company’s officially registered regular trademark or logo on printed materials such as pictures, posters or calendars. The company’s emblem, name, address, telephone number and website address may be included with the trademark or logo. Personal names, messages and slogans (other than an officially registered trademark) are prohibited;

(c) The name or picture of a student-athlete with remaining eligibility may not appear on an institution’s printed promotional item (e.g., poster, calendar) that includes a reproduction of a product with which a commercial entity is associated if the commercial entity’s officially registered regular trademark or logo also appears on the item;

(d) The student-athlete does not miss class;

(e) All moneys derived from the activity or project go directly to the member institution, member conference or the charitable, educational or nonprofit agency;

(f) The student-athlete may accept actual and necessary expenses from the member institution, member conference or the charitable, educational or nonprofit agency related to participation in such activity;

(g) The student-athlete’s name, picture or appearance is not used to promote the commercial ventures of any nonprofit agency;

(h) Any commercial items with names, likenesses or pictures of multiple student-athletes (other than highlight films or media guides per Bylaw 12.5.1.7) may be sold only at the member institution at which the student-athletes are enrolled, the institution’s conference, institutionally controlled (owned and operated) outlets or outlets controlled by the charitable, educational or nonprofit organization (e.g., location of the charitable or educational organization, site of charitable event during the event). Items that include an individual student-athlete’s name, picture or likeness (e.g., name on jersey, name or likeness on a bobble-head doll), other than informational items (e.g., media guide, schedule cards, institutional publications), may not be sold; and

(i) The student-athlete and an authorized representative of the charitable, educational or nonprofit agency affirm that the student-athlete's name, image or appearance is used in a manner consistent with the requirements of this section.

NCAA Bylaw 13.15.1.6.1.2 Donation of Used Athletics Equipment to Foundation. An institution may donate used athletics equipment to a nonprofit foundation established to distribute such equipment to high schools, provided the request for such donations is initiated by the foundation and the institutions have no part in selecting the high schools that are to receive the equipment. (Adopted: 1/11/94)