Student-athlete notes: Nazareth assists children’s hospital
Members of the Nazareth student-athlete advisory committee recently donated more than $10,000 collected during two recent fund-raising events to a local children’s hospital.
More than $7,000 of the $10,485 donated to Golisano Children’s Hospital at Strong was raised during the first annual “Battle of the Beaks” men’s and women’s basketball games between Nazareth and crosstown rival St. John Fisher. Funds also were raised from a student-athlete semi-formal.
Student-athletes at other Division III institutions also participated in community-service initiatives:
Six women’s lacrosse teams participating in the recent Tri-Co Invitational at Swarthmore collected donations per each goal scored for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, an organization supporting pediatric cancer research. Joining Swarthmore in scoring 145 goals during a weekend of competition were Alvernia, Bryn Mawr, Gwynedd-Mercy, Haverford and Moravian. Funds also were raised from an Alex’s Lemonade Stand location at the tournament, and the event’s sponsor, Longstreth Sporting Goods, donated 10 percent of proceeds from online orders to the cause.
Sixteen members of Kean’s football team recently helped sort and packing boxes at the Community FoodBank of New Jersey. It is the third community-service activity since January involving team members, who also participated in the National Education Association’s “Read Across America” initiative and a university blood drive.
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