The GBAC Report recaps the bi-weekly Golden Bear Advisory Committee meeting on campus. GBAC is a council made up of approximately 10 percent of Cal’s student-athlete population who represent their teams in decision-making about events and activities, providing feedback to administration and input on NCAA rules and regulations.
We had a great meeting last night at GBAC. We started the meeting off with a really fun and engaging icebreaker, playing a variation of Charades, in order to get everyone involved and interacting with one another.
We broke out into our committees and went over key events that are coming up. The Philanthropy Committee announced a new partnership with Movember - an organization committed to bringing awareness and funds to men’s health and prostate cancer research. For the month of November, male athletes are urged to grow out their mustaches for a good cause. Ladies can join in by acting as a “Mo Sista” in order to support their male peers during the upcoming month.
The Blue and Gold Relations Committee announced that they are still looking for models for the Locker-to-Boardroom Athlete Fashion Show in December. If anyone is interested, don’t hesitate to contact a GBAC member - it‘s bound to be an entertaining event.
The Activities Committee informed the group that the first Movie Night will be on November 20th at 8:30pm. They will be showing Monsters University and will be stocked with the perfect movie theatre snacks. Entry into the movie is a can of food or $1 and all proceeds will be donated to the Alameda County Food Bank.
To wrap up, Student-Athlete Affairs announced the first recipients of the Student-Athlete Leader of the Month for exemplary involvement in leadership and community service initiatives. Women's swimmer Catherine Breed has enhanced the relationship with the Boys & Girls Club of Oakland and is a regular mentor to dozens of kids in the community who affectionately await her visits every Wednesday. Men's gymnast Jeffrey Langenstein has taken a strong leadership role to involve teammates in a variety of community service and professional development activities, putting his team atop the Cal Cup leader board for several weeks. The Cal Cup is a new incentive plan that rewards student-athletes for their participation. Congratulations, Catherine and Jeffrey.
Shoutout to field hockey, which will take on Stanford at 3 p.m. on Thursday for its Bear Day! Go Bears!