Crimson Cares

Crimson Cares

"Successful athletic teams generate unique excitement across the campus and community, help strengthen bonds among the various arms of our university, build collegiate loyalty in a healthy manner, and give our community members yet another reason to be proud to represent Harvard."

--Harvard Athletics Mission Statement

Staying true to the athletics department's mission statement, Harvard student-athletes and coaches have engrained themselves in the local community and beyond. Their work in the community has helped numerous causes and organizations, while advancing the department's goal of using athletics as a tool for education.

Below is a sampling of the initiatives that Harvard student-athletes are involved with.



Women's Basketball Shares Summer Experiences

Like many student-athletes at Harvard, members of the Harvard women's basketball team have used their summer vacation to better themselves and their communities. For some, summer consists of growing their skills during an internship or job, while others choose to spend their time volunteering around the world ... Read


O'Connor, Callahan Educate Community on Sail to Prevail

Harvard sailing coach Michael O'Connor and CEO of Sail to Prevail Paul Callahan attended the Adaptive Recreation Fair earlier this month to educate the community on the joint collaboration between the two organizations... Read 


Women’s Hockey Makes Sandwiches for Boston Marathon Volunteers

Volunteering to support the Boston Marathon volunteers, Harvard women's hockey paired with Viga Italian Eatery to make sandwiches for the thousands of volunteers at Boston's premiere running event.... Read


Women's Lacross Raises Record Donation Amount for Vs. Cancer

The Harvard women's lacrosse team has partnered with Vs. Cancer this season to raise awareness and funds for childhood cancer... Read


Men's Basketball Visits Blue Hill Boys & Girls Club

The Harvard men's basketball team visited the Blue Hill Boys & Girls Club Tuesday, Jan. 17... WATCH


Men's Hockey Hosts Floor Hockey Event For Special Olympics Athletes

The Harvard men's hockey team hosted the Belmont Special Olympics floor hockey team to the Malkin Athletic Center Sunday, Jan. 15... READ MORE


Men's Basketball Spreads 'Stay in to Win' Message to Timilty Middle School

The Harvard men's basketball team visited the Timilty Middle School in Roxbury, Massachusetts, presenting a "Stay In To Win" program to 110 seventh graders this week... READ MORE


Men's Hockey Hosts Learn to Skate Event for One Summit

The Harvard men's hockey hosted a learn to skate and play hockey event for One Summit on Sunday, Jan. 8. One Summit is an organization that helps children battling cancer build confidence and courage through a number of events... Watch Now

Women’s Volleyball and Football Win Annual Bench Press for Breast Cancer Titles

The Harvard University Student Athlete Advisory Committee hosted its annual Bench Press for Breast Cancer fundraiser Dec. 5 at the Palmer Dixon Strength and Conditioning Center ... READ MORE


Women's Water Polo Impact Felt Outside the Pool
The Harvard women's water polo team has been active in its off-season, recently hosting a bone marrow donor registration drive in coordination with the Be a Hero, Become a Donor (BAHBAD) Foundation... READ MORE


Sailing Hosts Sail to Prevail
Harvard Sailing head coach, Michael O'Connor and the Crimson have been working with members of the Brighton, Allston and Cambridge communities through Sail to Prevail... READ MORE


Men's Hockey Participates in Jimmy Fund Walk
On Sunday, Sept. 27, members of the Harvard men's hockey team participated in the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk, helping to raise proceeds for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.... READ MORE

  Men's Hockey Begins Year Volunteering at Local School
In what has become an annual tradition for the Harvard men's hockey team, the Crimson spent one of their first days on campus this fall volunteering at the Cristo Rey Boston School... READ MORE

Football to Host Red Cross Blood Drive 1-6 p.m. on March 25
Harvard football will team with the American Red Cross Friday, March 25 for a blood drive held at Dillon Field House... READ MORE  


Feature: Men's Basketball Visits Blue Hill Girls & Boys Club
The Harvard men's basketball team visited the Blue Hill Girls & Boys Club on Jan. 21, 2016 where it spent the afternoon studying and playing with the kids... WATCH NOW

  Harvard Hockey Pairs with One Summit for Children's Skate
The Harvard men's hockey team joined forces with One Summit Jan. 24, 2016, as the players skated with children fighting cancer... READ MORE

Women’s Basketball Gives Back at Quincy Community Center
The Harvard women's basketball team visited the Quincy Community Center last week, holding a clinic for elementary and middle school aged children... READ MORE

  Harvard Hockey Volunteers at Y2Y Homeless Shelter
On Monday, Jan. 11, members of the Harvard men's hockey team spent the morning volunteering at the Cambridge Y2Y (Youth-2-Youth) homeless shelter... READ MORE
  Harvard Hockey - Making Strides Count
Members of the Harvard men's and women's hockey team spent their Tuesday's this fall teaching children from the Boys and Girls Club of Somerville about the game of hockey... WATCH NOW
  Men's Lacrosse Hosts Metro Lacrosse Youth Clinic
The Crimson and Metro Lacrosse hosted a youth clinic for more than 60 youngsters at Jordan Field... WATCH NOW
  Men's Hockey's Tyler Moy Volunteers With Autism Awareness Organization
Harvard men's hockey continues to be a beacon in the local community, as junior men's hockey player Tyler Moy has spent recent Friday nights volunteering with the Harvard Undergraduates Raising Autism Awareness Organization... READ NOW
  Men's Hockey Participates in Charity Run for Terry Fox Foundation
On Sunday, Sept. 27, members of the Harvard men's hockey team participated in a charity run event organized by the Harvard Canadian Club in support of the Terry Fox Foundation... READ NOW
  Men's Hockey Spends First Weekend on Campus Volunteering at Local School
For the second year in a row, the Harvard men’s hockey team spent time at the Cristo Rey Boston high school, volunteering for a number of tasks to prepare the school for the upcoming year... READ NOW


Summer Blog: Softball's Savannah Bradley Volunteers in Vietnam
Junior softball player Savannah Bradley spent six weeks overseas in Vietnam this summer teaching and coaching middle-school aged children... READ NOW

  Men's Lacrosse Pairs with Team Impact
Chris Wojcik '96, The Frisbie Family Head Coach for Harvard Men's Lacrosse, and seniors Murphy Vandervelde and Jake Gambitsky discuss the team's partnership with Team Impact... WATCH NOW
  Men's Hockey Supports Travis Roy Foundation at Boston Wiffle Ball Challenge
In what is becoming a June tradition for the Harvard men's hockey team, a contingent of players competed in the 2015 Boston Wiffle Ball Challenge Saturday, June 20, which raises money for the Travis Roy Foundation and the Franciscan Hospital for Children... CONTINUE READING
  Harvard Athletics Hosts Fifth Annual Bay Girls Lacrosse Youth Day
Harvard Athletics hosted the Mass Bay Girls Youth Lacrosse League (MBGYLL) last Saturday at the Harvard Athletic complex for "Youth Day," a day devoted to the growth of youth lacrosse players... CONTINUE READING

NESN Features Senior Co-Captain Steve Moundou-Missi
NESN caught up with senior co-captain Steve Moundou-Missi after spending two months this summer in South Africa using basketball as a tool for change... WATCH NOW




Harvard’s Corbin Miller back from Mormon mission, ready to help
The Boston Globe's Julian Benbow features Corbin Miller, who returned to Harvard for the 2014-15 academic year after serving a two-year LDS mission in Mexico... CONTINUE READING

  Men's Hockey Helps Local School Prepare for New School Year
Before the new school year got in full swing, the Harvard men's hockey team spent one of it's final summer days helping one area school prepare for the year... CONTINUE READING
  Men's Hockey Participates in Annual Boston Wiffle Ball Challenge for Charity
On June 21, 2014, a group of Harvard men's hockey players participated in what has become the annual Boston Wiffle Ball Challenge. The Travis Roy Foundation, Inc. and the Franciscan Hospital for Children team up once again to host the event... CONTINUE READING

Women’s Basketball Gives Back with Visit to Charles River Center
Members of the Harvard women's basketball team headed to the Charles River Center Friday, a therapeutic day services program for adults with physical and mental disabilities, to spend time with the residents... CONTINUE READING

  Student-Athlete Adivsory Committee (SAAC) Holds Shoe Drive
The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) held a shoe drive asking for new and like-new shoes from the Harvard Community... CONTINUE READING

Casscells-Hamby Volunteers in Haiti
Harvard women's soccer rising senior captain Meg Casscells-Hamby has given her time to work with Coaches Across Continents, currently working with coaches and children in Haiti... CONTINUE READING


Track and Field Teaches Community
The Harvard track and field team hosted a clinic for the Cambridge Jets Monday, instructing the youth teams on all events from the hurdles to weight throw... CONTINUE READING


Women's Volleyball Given Service Ace Philanthropic Achievement Banner
The Harvard women's volleyball team has been awarded a Service Ace Philanthropic Achievement banner for its contributions to the 2013 Dig Pink Rally, Side-Out Foundation officials recently announced. As a group, the Ivy League collected $7,476.85 with the Crimson donating $1,290, the highest amount raised by the team in its six years participating in the initiative... CONTINUE READING

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Women’s Basketball Gives Back to Community
The Harvard women's basketball team visited the Cambridge Community Center last week, holding a clinic for elementary and middle school aged children... CONTINUE READING

   Men's Lightweight Crew Serves Community
The Harvard men's lightweight crew team, led by the efforts of junior Connor Mangan, will be lending a hand at the 2013 Perkins School holiday concert Sunday, Dec. 8... CONTINUE READING
  Harvard SAAC Hosts Bench Press for Breast Cancer
The Harvard University Student Athlete Advisory Committee hosted its annual Bench Press for Breast Cancer fundraiser on May 2 at the Palmer Dixon Strength and Conditioning Center... WATCH NOW
  Harvard Women's Hockey Helps Fight Hunger
Members of the Harvard women's hockey team took part in Project Bread's 45th Walk for Hunger May 5 to help raise money and awareness of hunger in Massachusetts... CONTINUE READING
Radcliffe Lightweight Crew's Corinne Wee Presents $25,000 Check to Boston Children's Hospital
Corinne Wee
, a senior on the Radcliffe lightweight crew, joined Beth Kohl of USRowing and Josh Farkes of Boathouse Sports to present the proceeds of the "Row for Boston" t-shirt sales to the Boston Children's Hospital May 28, 2013 at Weld Boathouse. Tara Tonello of the Boston Children's Hospital Trust was on hand to accept the check worth $25,000 to go towards the Children's Hospital Marathon Fund... 
  Members of Men's Swimming and Diving Participate in Swim Across America
Members and alumni of the Harvard men's swimming and diving team participated in Swim Across America's Boston Team Relay Challenge Sunday, April 7 at Blodgett Pool... CONTINUE READING
  Team IMPACT's Sophie Inspires Harvard Women's Swimming & Diving
Harvard women's swimming ad diving junior Deirdre Clute talks about the team's involvement with Sophie, the newest member of the Crimson squad... WATCH NOW

Women's Water Polo Holds Draft Day, Welcomes Team IMPACT Member
The Harvard women's water polo team welcomed its newest team member when five-year-old Bella Padilla was added to the roster as part of the Team IMPACT Draft Day... CONTINUE READING

  FAS Green Teams Up With Harvard Athletics
FAS Green teamed up with Harvard Athletics to promote green sustainability and recycling at the 129th edition of The Game... WATCH NOW
  Harvard Men's Lacrosse Teams Up With Metro Lacrosse
The Harvard men's lacrosse team has spent the fall volunteering its Saturday's with Metro Lacrosse... WATCH NOW
  Harvard Football and the National Marrow Donor Program
Frank Mace, a junior government concentrator living in Mather House, became a bone marrow donor this summer thanks in part to the Harvard football team... WATCH NOW