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WHAT IS REPRESENT?
The West Coast Conference established the Sportsmanship Task Force during the Spring of 2009. Since then, it has transformed into one of the largest SAAC-driven initiatives in the WCC. Every year, each WCC-sponsored sport participates in a REPRESENT day by promoting good sportsmanship at games and around campus by wearing their official REPRESENT shirts on designated REPRESENT days and educating its student-fan groups about positive behavior.

In addition, numerous athletic directors, coaches, faculty and student-athletes from all nine WCC schools REPRESENT by participating in various community service initiatives throughout the year. Some teams host their own projects, while others work local and national service organizations. Below are some of the CONFERENCE-WIDE community service initiatives that took place.

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WCC CONFERENCE WIDE COMMUNITY SERVICE INITIATIVES (in chronological order)

WCC WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL "DIG PINK" CAMPAIGN Watch the video!
Date: October 2012
Location: On all nine WCC campuses
Served: Side-Out Foundation
Every October, all nine WCC women's volleyball teams host a "DigPink" match and wear their official WCC "DigPink" shirts to help spread awareness about breast cancer. Every school promotes the events differently; however, the events serve as an opportunity for the conference to increase awareness and education about the disease, support cancer survivors and families, and encourage participation and donations for local and national research organizations.

WCC WOMEN'S SOCCER "MAKING STRIDES AGAINST BREAST CANCER" PINK MATCHES
Date: October 2012
Location: On all nine WCC campuses
Served: American Breast Cancer Society
In October, all nine WCC women's soccer teams host a "Making Strides" pink match to help spread awareness about breast cancer. Every school promotes the events differently; however, the events serve as an opportunity for the conference to encourage participation in the ACS' "Making Strides Against Breast Cancer" walks, fundraise for the American Cancer Society, increase awareness and education about the disease, and support cancer survivors and families in the local community. This year, pink, co-branded giveaways will be distributed to fans in attendance!

ZAPPOS.COM WCC T-SHIRT DRIVE
Date: November-March
Location: On all nine WCC campuses
Served: Clothes4Souls
During the basketball season, all nine WCC schools compete in a conference-wide T-shirt drive to donate new or gently worn T-shirts to Clothes4Souls, a non-profit organization that has successfully donated to millions of people in need both domestically and internationally. Last year, the schools in the WCC teamed up to donate over 26,900 T-shirts.

WCC KIDZ DAY, POWERED BY ZAPPOS.COM Watch the video!
Date: Friday, March 8, 2013
Location: Zappos.com WCC Basketball Championships (Las Vegas, NV)
Served: 1,000 kids from After-School All-Stars Las Vegas
Over the last three years, the WCC and Zappos.com have outfitted 2,500 kids from the After-School All-Stars Las Vegas with a new pair of shoes and an event T-shirt before attending the WCC Women's Basketball Championship Game. In 2011, in addition to receiving a new pair of shoes and T-shirt, each After-School All-Star received an official Kidz Day backpack, gifts, and snacks before spending time with our SAAC students, administrators, cheerleaders, mascots, and band members.

WCC YOUTH GOLF CLINIC
Watch the video!
Date: April 14, 2013
Location: WCC Golf Championships (Bremerton, WA)
Served: The First Tee of South Puget Sound
This service project is entirely reliant on the collaborative efforts of the WCC student-athletes and coaches competing in the WCC Golf Championships. Through this conference initiative, our men and women's golf teams will host a clinic with junior golfers from the First Tee of South Puget Sound.


WCC YOUTH TENNIS FESTIVAL, IN PARTNERSHIP WITH HARPER FOR KIDS Watch the video from last year!
Date: April 23, 2013
Location: WCC Tennis Championships (San Diego, CA)
Served: 75-100 kids from local San Diego youth programs and tennis clubs
To kick off the WCC Tennis Championships, WCC players and coaches host a tennis festival that is open to all kids from the San Diego area, regardless of tennis experience. Along with spending one-on-one time with WCC tennis players and coaches on the court, children also learn about the principles taught at the "Coach Wooden for Kids Inch and Miles Sportsmanship Festivals," administered by Harper for Kids, such as hard work, 100% effort, sportsmanship and cooperation, through interactive games and exercises.

WCC ROWING CHAMPIONSHIP YOUTH DAY Watch the video from 2011!
Date: May 11, 2013
Location: WCC Rowing Championships (Lake Natoma, CA)
Served: Empire Oaks Elementary in Sacramento (Second Grade Class)
Following the WCC Rowing Championship, student-athletes from each competing institution partner with kids from Empire Oaks Elementary to culminate Rowing Youth Day. The kids undergo a morning of rowing education, followed by the opportunity to cheer for their favorite WCC teams for each of the day's three races. Following the regatta and awards presentation, a WCC coach speaks with the second-graders about the positives of rowing and fitness. Student-athletes from each team are then paired up with the kids to teach them how to use erg rowing machines for the first time.