Harvard Baseball Participates in Charles River Cleanup Project

The Harvard Baseball team poses with the trash they collected along the shore of the Charles River.
The Harvard Baseball gathered trash along the shore of the Charles River as a part of this months community service project. (Photo Courtesy of Bryan Stark)

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – This past Saturday, Harvard Baseball traded in its bats for garbage bags, to help clean up the Charles River as a part of its team service project. The players and coaches took time out of their fall schedules to pick up trash along the shore of the river alongside the Harvard campus.

"I am delighted that our players rallied around one another with this self-driven community service project throughout campus," said Bill Decker, The Joseph O'Donnell '67 Head Coach of Harvard Baseball. "Our leadership council and four internal teams spent several hours cleaning up the area alongside the Charles River, throughout Harvard Square, in Harvard Yard and the Science Center Plaza, and in the Cambridge Common's park area."

"One of our programs themes this fall has been to "clean things up" a bit in all we do; continue to do the things we do well, and at the same time,  invest in and serve one another a little more," added Decker. "Captain Chad Minato was quoted as saying, let's clean up the area we all live in and make it a better place.'"

Every month, the Crimson participates in a player-driven service project that aims to impact the surrounding Harvard community. At the beginning of the year, players were split into four groups and tasked with coordinating a service project for the team every month.

Harvard Baseball, the 2019 Ivy League champion, have wrapped up its fall season, and continue to prepare for the spring slate of games set to begin in February.