A simple "thank you" goes a long way. RCAF members give their money and devotion to the Ragin' Cajuns every year, and their efforts don't go unnoticed.

RCAF Executive Director Jim Harris often reminds people that their contributions go to improve the lives of the Ragin' Cajuns student athletes. This week, athletes from every sport on campus took some time to thank the people who gave their hard earned money to make their time as Cajuns better. The RCAF's leader, Harris, thought the sentiment was important.

"Every time you can connect our donors with the end-users of their generosity, the student-athletes, it's a positive thing," Harris said. "It is important for our donors to be thanked for their contributions and the education piece for the student-athletes is just as important so they can see the impact RCAF donations have on their athletic experience. Overall, we were able to reach a lot of people and the athletes had a great time making the calls and writing the notes."

Athletes from 16 different sports combined to write 500 thank you notes, and they made 1,600 phone calls to donors to express how much their contributions are appreciated. It was an old-school gesture of sincerity, something we should all celebrate.

When is the last time you received a hand-written thank you note? Do you remember how it made you feel? RCAF members probably weren't expecting this, and a small gesture can mean a lot when it's a surprise.

As always, Executive Director Harris and the rest of the RCAF would love to talk to you about how you can help the university and its student athletes. Go online on myrcaf.org, or call (337) 851-2904 to get in contact with the RCAF.