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 Leadership Team (SALT) assists in the coordination of community service opportunities as StFX student-athletes contribute in access of 2000 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 Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Breast Cancer and Prostate Cancer Awareness nights, the Halloween Safe Crossing Program, Tim Horton’s Cupful a Cure in support of St. Martha’s Regional Hospital Foundation, the X Athletes for Charity event and X-Out Bullying.

StFX Athletics Community Initiatives

ACALA Fit 4 Lit road race Kids First Family Resource Centre
Antigonish Highland Games locker room visits
Arthritis Society canvassing Make a Wish Foundation
ALS Awareness March for violence against women
Alzheimer’s Society canvassing Prostate Cancer awareness
Best Buddies Relay for Life
Big Brothers/Big Sisters Rick Hansen Relay
Breakfast of Champions Run Against Racism
Breast Cancer awareness school gym programs
CACL canvassing school reading programs
Christmas parade Shoes & Clothes for Ugandan Soles
coaching minor sports teams Special Olympics
community skates Terry Fox Run
Father Kehoe Dinner & Auction Tim Horton’s Cupful a Cure fundraiser
Father Kehoe Golf Classic Tim Horton's smile cookie fundraiser
food bank fundraisers X Athletes for Charity Event
Fit for Life X Out Bullying
Fit for Tots X Project
Halloween Safe Crossing X-ring ceremony
Homecoming events