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Student-Athlete Advisory Committee Organizes Successful Food and Toy Drives

The Harvard Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, in conjunction with the Department of Athletics marketing staff, conducted successful food and toy drives at home basketball and hockey games during the holiday season.

The Toy Drive benefited the Boston-area Toys for Tots program. Toys were accepted at the December 16th men's ice hockey game and the December 18th women's basketball game. In response to fans' generosity, each toy donor received either a Harvard fleece scarf or Harvard Athletics stadium glass as a gift from the Department of Athletics.

Crimson fans donated nearly 150 toys to this year's Toys for Tots campaign, which collects new toys for distribution to needy children in the local community. For more details about the Toys for Tots program, please visit www.toysfortots.org.

The Food Drive benefited the Allston-Brighton Food Pantry. Food donations were accepted at the December 8th women's ice hockey game and the December 12th men's basketball game. In response to their generosity, each food donor received either a Harvard fleece scarf or Harvard Athletics stadium glass as a gift from the Department of Athletics.

Crimson fans donated over 300 nonperishable food items to the Allston-Brighton Food Pantry, which serves income-eligible residents in the area. On almost every second and fourth Saturday of each month the Pantry distributes food baskets, which include a three-to-four-day food supply. For more details about the Allston-Brighton Food Pantry, please visit www.abfoodpantry.org.

The Harvard Student-Athlete Advisory Committee thanks all the Crimson fans for your help in making this year's food and toy drives a success.

2006-07 Student-Athlete Advisory Committee representatives:

Nate Picarsic (chair), wrestling

Charles Altchek, men's soccer

Kelly Blondin, women's swimming

Julie Chu, women's hockey

Greg Cohen, men's lacrosse

Kevin Du, men's hockey

Lindsay Hart, women's swimming

Jessica Hazlett, women's golf

Christiana Lackner, women's basketball

Shelly Madick, softball

Julia Pederson, women's track & field

Nicole Rhodes, women's soccer

Michael Shore, men's golf

Suzie Trimble, women's volleyball