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Ivies In the Community - May

Yale's James Jones
Yale's James Jones

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

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

Women's Hockey Raises Money for School Supplies
The Brown women's hockey team, led by senior Kelly Kittredge, helped donate nearly $600 worth of Staples gift cards last Thursday to help Vartan Gregorian Elementary School purchase school supplies.

Men's Basketball Volunteers at NYCCAL Clinic 
The Columbia men’s basketball team continued its relationship with New York City Christian Athletic League (NYCCAL) as they volunteered at local clinics in the Bronx on April 26 and May 3.

Community Student-Athletes Highlighted at Awards Banquet
Andy Iles and Emily Shearer both earned the Ronald P. Lynch Senior Spirit Award, given to student-athletes whose leadership on and off the field models the ideals of the Big Red athletics department.

Memorial Field Opens Its Gates to Community Viewing PartyWith her finish this past weekend in Jacksonville at the East Regional, Dartmouth senior Abbey D'Agostino punched her ticket to the 2014 NCAA National Championship meet in Eugene, Oregon. 

SAAC Holds Shoe Drive
This past fall, the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) held a shoe drive asking for new and like-new shoes from the Harvard Community.  

Jok Awarded Wooden Citizenship Cup
Men's basketball senior Dau Jok has enjoyed an outstanding career at the University of Pennsylvania, both as a basketball player and in his life as a campus leader. 

All-Ivy Standout Tiana Woolridge 2014 Spirit of Princeton Award 

Women's volleyball junior Tiana Woolridge was named one of nine recipients of the Spirit of Princeton Award for her positive contributions to campus life and the community. The award recognizes students who have demonstrated a strong commitment to the undergraduate experience through dedicated efforts with student organizations, athletics, community service, religious life, residential life and the arts.

Jones to Participate in Playing Hoops with Heroes Event in NYC
Men's basketball head coach James Jones took part in a very special event this week. Jones will coach the New York Fire Department team in the Playing Hoops With Heroes Tournament at John Jay College in New York City.