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May 5, 2014

Ivies In the Community - April

PRINCETON, N.J. -- Throughout the 2013-14 academic year, Ivy League student-athletes take time out of their demanding schedules to give back to their respective communities.

Each month, community initiatives and activities from each school will be featured in our Ivies in the Community spotlight on IvyLeagueSports.com.

Below is a look at what the League's student-athletes have done through April:

BROWN
Bears Take Part in Providence's Reading Week
Monday, April 7 marked the first day of Reading Week in the Providence public school system, and for the second straight year, the Brown University Athletic Department joined the local community in a nationwide initiative that seeks to educate young students on the importance of reading.

COLUMBIA
Baseball Joins Forces with Vs. Cancer Foundation
The Columbia baseball team has partnered with the Vs. Cancer Foundation to raise awareness and funds to fight children’s cancer. The partnership will culminate on April 23rd when Columbia hosts Fordham for a doubleheader at Robertson Field at Satow Stadium. Following the game, players and coaches will have their heads shaved to show their support for the Vs. Cancer Foundation and its goal to cure childhood cancer.

CORNELL
Men's Lacrosse Hosts Clinic For a Cause
The Cornell men’s lacrosse team hosted its annual fundraising event for the Dream Factory of Central New York, holding the Clinic for a Cause on Sunday, April 27 at Schoellkopf Field on the Cornell campus. 

DARTMOUTH
NFF Highlights Six Big Green Football Players for Community Outreach
The National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame (NFF) announced the members of the 2014 NFF Hampshire Honor Society yesterday, and Dartmouth had six of its student-athletes selected for inclusion — wide receiver Robbie Anthony, tight end Dean Bakes, nickelback Mike Banaciski, tight end Cole Marcoux, linebacker Michael Runger and cornerback Chase Womack.

HARVARD
Baseball Supports the Vs. Cancer Foundation
The Harvard baseball team has announced the creation of a fundraiser to benefit the Vs. Cancer Foundation beginning with the 2014 season. The Crimson has set its sight high with a goal of $10,000 for the cause to fight cancer.

PENN
Football Volunteers at Special Olympics
More than a dozen members of the University of Pennsylvania football team spent their Saturday at the 2014 Philadelphia Special Olympics Spring Games at William Penn Charter in Philadelphia. The Quakers took part in the opening ceremony, participated in the Unified Basketball game and lent a helping hand throughout the 36th edition of the annual event. 

PRINCETON
Women's Lacrosse Plays For the Lucy Fund
The Princeton women's lacrosse team dedicated its game on April 5 vs. Yale to Metastatic Cancer Research in memory of Lucy Stanovick.

YALE
Bulldogs Host Mandi Schwartz Bone Marrow Drive
In recognition of the impact her courageous battle with cancer has had on efforts to save lives through marrow donor registration drives, the Yale athletic department once again held a drive in memory of women's ice hockey player Mandi Schwartz '10 (1988-2011).