BARRY UNIVERSITY • SCHOOL OF HUMAN PERFORMANCE AND LEISURE SCIENCES •
On Friday, April 26, 2013 Barry University hosted the
Make-A-Wish Foundation of South Florida to pres-
ent the organization with a check for $10,000. Orga-
nized by Barry’s Department of Intercollegiate Athletics
and Sports and Exercise Science (SES) Department, the
funds will be used to sponsor the wishes of two children.
Friday’s check presentation was the culminating event in a
year-long fundraising campaign. Student athletes from Bar-
ry’s 12 NCAA DII teams paired up with SES graduate stu-
dents to raise money throughout the 2012-13 school year.
The SES graduate students utilized the opportunity to
learn special event organization and planning as part of
their coursework for a class on Facility and Event Manage-
ment. Barry’s student athletes raised the money as part of
the NCAA DII Student-Athlete Advisory Committee’s
(SAAC) partnership with the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Since 2009, Barry University has been the top wish granter
among all of South Florida’s Wishmakers on Campus orga-
nizations. Barry Athletics and SES have raised more than.
$50,000 for the foundation in the past five years, granting
the wishes of two children a year since 2011. Since Division
II paired with the Make-A-Wish Foundation in 2003, Barry
University has raised more than $70,000 for the program.
Led by the Division II Student-Athlete Advisory Com-
mittee (SAAC), Division II schools across the coun-
try raised $517,465 for Make-A-Wish during the 2012-
13 school year, beating last year’s efforts by almost
$50,000 and setting a new Division II fundraising record.
Since beginning its alliance with Make-A-Wish in 2003, Divi-
sion II has raised more than $3 million toward granting the
wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions.
Last year, more than 80 percent of the DII member
schools participated in raising money for Make-A-Wish.
More than 240 schools from all 24 Division II confer-
ences participated, including 100 percent participation
from five conferences: the East Coast Conference, Gulf
South Conference, Heartland Conference, Pennsylvania
State Athletic Conference and South Atlantic Conference.
Barry Ranks Third in NCAA Division II’s Record-Setting
Contribution To Make-A-Wish
Division II 2012-13 Make-A-Wish Foundation
Top 3 Schools
University of North Georgia
ed professionals from around the world who work
in the fields of physical education, dance and sport.
Founded in 1949, it has members in every con-
tinent of the world and in over 45 countries. IA-
PESGW represents and promotes the inter-
ests of girls and women at all levels and in all
areas of physical education, dance and sport.
In existence for over 60 years, the Associa-
tion’s Board and members have led the way in
cooperation and collaboration with women and
men through physical education, dance and
sport globally, focusing on girls and women.
The organization aims to:
•Bring together interested scholars and practitioners
of many countries working in the field of physical
education and sport.
•Represent and promote the interests of girls and
women at all levels and in all areas of physical edu-
cation and sport.
•Strengthen international contacts and networks.
•Afford opportunities for the discussion of mutual
concerns and share good practice.
•Promote activity in such fields as the exchange of
persons and ideas among member countries and re-
search on physical education and sport for girls and
•Cooperate with other organizations and agencies
working to promote the interests of women through
physical education and sport.
This will be the first time in Barry University his-
tory that the school has hosted a world scien-
tific congress. Please join us in celebrating this
exciting event by either joining in the experi-
ence, sponsoring an event at the congress, or
both! Contact Dr. Kathy Ludwig kludwig@barry.
edu or Dr. Bridget Lyons
Chairs of the Local Organizing Committee (LOC).
IAPESGW QUADRENNIAL WORLD CONGRESS (cont.)