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Ivies In The Community - March

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 March:

BROWN
Football Host Fifth Annual "Be the Match" Bone Marrow Donor Testing Drive on Tuesday, April 8
The "Be The Match" Bone Marrow Testing Drive has become a major component of the Brown Football program over the last four years, with over 1,000 students, faculty, staff and community members signing up and registered as potential donors.

COLUMBIA
Wrestling Supports Local Grapplers at 2014 Mayor's Cup

The Columbia wrestling team took some time out of its busy schedule to assist Beat the Streets and local high schools in hosting the 2014 NYC Mayor’s Cup Wrestling Championships.

CORNELL
Softball Laces Up For Pediatric Cancer Awareness
The Cornell softball team will join many collegiate teams across the nation in wearing yellow shoe laces on their cleats in support of the "Go 4 Goal" foundation for pediatric cancer awareness and support. 

DARTMOUTH
Keller Boasts Strong Community Efforts in Senior CLASS Nomination
A Rhodes Scholarship finalist, Jeff Keller has spent time in the community volunteering with the Big Green Readers program and Best Buddies in the Upper Valley, plus the Riekes Center back home in California.

HARVARD
SAAC Holds Community 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. 

PENN
Football Holds Annual "Be The Match" Donor Program
For the fifth straight year, the University of Pennyslvania football program took part in the 'Be the Match' Donor Registration Drive. The Quakers helped sign up volunteers for the National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP) at Houston Hall on Wednesday afternoon.

PRINCETON
Men's Hockey's Berger Plays Role Model To Local 6-Year Old
Jack Berger
, the graduating captain of the Princeton University ice hockey team, strolled into Ms. Bickham’s St. Ann School kindergarten class Monday morning as the “mystery reader.” He was invited by the parents of Colin Doan, 6, a student in the class who happens to be the world’s biggest Jack Berger fan.

YALE
Mandi Schwartz Marrow Donor Registration Drive at Yale Set for Thursday, April 17

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 will once again hold a drive in memory of women's ice hockey player Mandi Schwartz '10 (1988-2011).