Community Service Activities

At the College of the Holy Cross, the athletic department prides itself on giving back to the local community. Student-athletes, coaches and other members of the athletic staff participate in a variety of activities throughout the year.

Below is a listing of activities where Holy Cross athletic teams have been involved in community service projects during the 2011-2012 school year.

Baseball

• 2011-12: Members of the team maintained their relationship with the Big Brothers/Big Sisters program. 
• Fall ‘11: Members of the team visited with the families at Sherry’s House as part of Team Impact, a program set up with Sherry’s House in an effort to improve the quality of life for children facing life-threatening illnesses across the northeast by creating unparalleled team based support systems.
• 9/15/11: Members of the team volunteered for the United Way Day of Caring by cleaning up areas of the Nativity School in Worcester.  Photo Gallery
• 10/28/11: Alex Maldonado, Pat Puentes, Andrew Barry and Coach DiCenzo took part in Reading Day at the Maple Street School in Spencer.  Photo Gallery
• 10/30/11:  Members of the team took part in the Light the Night Walk for the Lymphoma Society.  This event showed their support in taking steps to help Cure Cancer.
• 11/7/11: Pitcher Matt Croglio volunteered for Catholic Charities, loading a truck of food at the Worcester County Food Bank and unloading it at a Worcester area pantry.
• 11/9/11: Pat Puentes, Chris Sintetos, Nate Koneski, Tom Marra and Coach DiCenzo took part in Reading Day at the Worcester Arts Magnet School in Worcester.  Photo Gallery
• 1/9/12:   Coach DiCenzo and Coach Rakowski volunteered at Catholic Charities, loading a truck of food at the Worcester County Food Bank and unloading it at a Worcester area pantry.
• 4/4/12: The team hosted Team Impact Night at their baseball game.  They honored their 6 year old ‘draft pick’ and cancer survivor Sean Rakip as he threw out the honorary first pitch.
• 4/28/12: The team hosted Pediatric Cancer Awareness Day at their baseball game.  They honored 10 year old cancer survivor Chris Poplawski as he threw out the honorary first pitch.  Photo Gallery

Men's Basketball

• 1/7/12: The team hosted their annual Post-Game Autograph Session for the community.  Photo Gallery
• 4/4/12: Mike Cavataio and Dee Goens took part in Reading Day at Pakachoag School.  
• 4/14/12: 6 members of the team took part in the City Manager's Clean Team Event at Worcester Academy.
• 5/8/12: 4 members of the team helped out at the Big Brothers/Big Sisters Field DayPhoto Gallery

Women's Basketball

• 9/25/11: Members of the team took part in the UMASS Walk for CancerPhoto Gallery
• 12/9/11: Members of the team took part in the Benching for Breast Cancer event.
• 1/14/12: The team hosted their annual Post-Game Clinic for the community.  Photo Gallery
• 1/20/12: The team held their annual basketball game at the Mercy CentrePhoto Gallery
• 1/21/12: The team hosted their annual Post-Game Autograph Session for the community.  Photo Gallery
• 1/23/12: The team visited with the families at Why Me and Sherry’s House.
• 2/4/12: The team hosted a Pink Zone game to benefit breast cancer research.
• 3/24/12: Members of the team took part in the Holy Cross Cares Day.
• 4/12/11: Coach Gibbons and 2 players took part in Reading Day at Venerini Academy.  Photo Gallery
• 4/19/12: 2 players spoke to a group of students about leadership and integrity at The Wesley United Methodist Church in Worcester.

Cheerleading

• 2011-12: Members of the squad maintained their relationship with the Big Brothers/Big Sisters program. 
• 10/15/11: The squad helped run the annual Pre-Game Kids’ Day Clinic prior to the football game.  Photo Gallery
• 12/9/11: Members of the squad took part in the Benching for Breast Cancer event.

Men's Cross Country / Track & Field

• 4/21/12: The team hosted a Think Pink Meet and raised money for breast cancer awareness.  

Women's Cross Country / Track & Field

• 2011-12: Members of the team initiated a relationship with the Big Brothers/Big Sisters program. 
• 9/25/11: Members of the team took part in the UMASS Walk for Cancer.  
• 4/21/12: The team hosted a Think Pink Meet and raised money for breast cancer awareness.    

Field Hockey

• 2011-12: Members of the team maintained their relationship with the Big Brothers/Big Sisters program. 
• 10/29/11: The team hosted a Pink Zone game to benefit breast cancer research.
• 12/6/11: Members of the team delivered Project Night Night packages to a local shelter. These packages contain a blanket, stuffed animal and age-appropriate book for children.  Photo Gallery
• 12/9/11: Members of the team took part in the Benching for Breast Cancer event.
• 3/24/12: Members of the team took part in the annual Holy Cross Cares Day cleaning Cookson Park. 

Football

• 2011-12: Members of the team maintained their relationship with the Big Brothers/Big Sisters program. 
• Fall ’11: Each Friday before a home game, members of the team visited various schools doing Trivia for Tickets to help get the community more involved with HC Football.
• 10/15/11: Members of the team hosted the annual Pre-Game Kids’ Day ClinicPhoto Gallery
• 10/29/11: The team hosted a Pink Zone game and wore pink shoe laces for breast cancer awareness.
• 12/9/11: Members of the team took part in the Benching for Breast Cancer event.
• 3/24/12: Members of the team took part in the annual Holy Cross Cares Day cleaning Cookson Park.  Photo Gallery
• 4/20/12: Members of the team held their annual Bone Marrow Testing Drive.  

Women's Golf

• 2011-12: Members of the team maintained their relationship with the Big Brothers/Big Sisters program. 
• 12/9/11: Members of the team took part in the Benching for Breast Cancer event.

Men's Ice Hockey

• 2011-12: Members of the team took part in Crusaders for Kids, a big brother type of program set up by the players to bring inner city kids to other sporting events on campus as well as in the community.
• 12/10/11: The team hosted a Camouflage Jersey Game to benefit The Massachusetts Soldiers Legacy FundPhoto Gallery
• 2/17/12: The team hosted a Pink the Rink game to benefit breast cancer research.
• 3/13/12: The team played a game against the East Coast Jumbos (Special Olympics team).  Photo Gallery
• 2011-12: Brandon Nunn initiated the Power Play Points for PINK promotion.  All home power play goals raised money through pledges from the community.  The promotion raised over $4,000 for breast cancer research!

Women's Ice Hockey

• 9/25/11: Members of the team took part in the annual UMASS Walk for CancerPhoto Gallery
• 12/9/11: Members of the team took part in the Benching for Breast Cancer event.
• 1/28/12: The team hosted a Pink the Rink game to benefit breast cancer research.  Photo Gallery
• 3/24/12: Members of the team took part in the annual Holy Cross Cares Day, cleaning the Blackstone River Bank at the bottom of Holy Cross’ campus.

Men's Lacrosse

• 2011-12: Members of the team maintained their relationship with the Big Brothers/Big Sisters program.  

Women's Lacrosse

• 2011-12: Members of the team volunteered once a month for Catholic Charities, loading a truck of food at the Worcester County Food Bank and unloading it at a Worcester area pantry.  Photo Gallery
• 9/25/11: Members of the team took part in the annual UMASS Walk for Cancer
• 10/2/11: The team ran a Pink Zone lacrosse tournament for breast cancer awareness.
• 12/9/11: Members of the team took part in the Benching for Breast Cancer event.
• 4/21/12: The team hosted their annual Stephanie’s Mission game to raise awareness for the less fortunate and raise funds to provide scholarships for students to participate in humanitarian missions in foreign countries.
• 5/8/12: 4 members of the team helped out at the Big Brothers/Big Sisters Field DayPhoto Gallery

Women's Rowing

• 9/25/11: Members of the team took part in the annual UMASS Walk for CancerPhoto Gallery

Men's Soccer

• 11/7/11: Coach Greenslit and 3 seniors held a clinic for the MY City Program for 15 youth from the Rice Square Elementary School to show them the importance of going to college.  Photo Gallery

Women's Soccer

• 2011-12: Members of the team maintained their relationship with the Big Brothers/Big Sisters program. 
• 10/18/11: The team hosted a Kicks for a Cure game to benefit breast cancer research.  Photo Gallery
• 12/9/11: Members of the team took part in the Benching for Breast Cancer event.
• 3/24/12: The team participated in Holy Cross Cares Day.

Softball

• 1/9/12:   Camille Trainor volunteered at Catholic Charities, loading a truck of food at the Worcester County Food Bank and unloading it at a Worcester area pantry.
• 12/9/11: Members of the team took part in the Benching for Breast Cancer event.
• 5/2/12:  The team hosted a Pink Zone game at the field for breast cancer awareness.

Men's & Women's Swimming & Diving

• 2011-12: Members of the team initiated a relationship with the Big Brothers/Big Sisters program. 
• Sept. ’11: The team hosted their annual Worcester County Swim League Competition.  
• 12/9/11: Members of the team took part in the Benching for Breast Cancer event.
• December ’11: The team made Christmas Stockings for the Boys and Girls Club in Worcester
• 4/14/12: Members of the team took part in Holy Cross’ Relay for Life.
• 3/24/12: The team participated in Holy Cross Cares Day.

Volleyball

• 2011-12: Members of the team maintained their relationship with the Big Brothers/Big Sisters program. 
• 10/2/11: The team took part in the Walk to Cure Diabetes in Worcester.
• 12/5/11: The team delivered Project Night Night bags to a local shelter.  Photo Gallery
• 9/25/11: Members of the team took part in the annual UMASS Walk for Cancer
• 10/21-22/11: The team hosted Pink for a Purpose games to benefit breast cancer research.  Photo Gallery
• 11/10/11: The team held a clinic for the MY City Program for 12 youth from the Tatnuck Magnet School.  Photo Gallery
• 12/9/11: Members of the team took part in the Benching for Breast Cancer event.
• 3/24/12: The team participated in Holy Cross Cares Day, cleaning up Elm Park. 

Student-Athlete Advisory Committee

• Fall 2011: SAAC held a collection drive for Project Night Night.  Photo Gallery
• 12/9/11: Members of SAAC helped run the Benching for Breast Cancer event.
• 3/29/12:  SAAC held its 4rd Annual Athlete Date Auction with proceeds benefiting Why Me and Sherry’s House.
• 5/7/12: Members of SAAC helped run the Big Brothers/Big Sisters Field DayPhoto Gallery

 

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2010-2011 Community Service Activities

2009-2010 Community Service Activities

2008-2009 Community Service Activities

2007-2008 Community Service Activities

2006-2007 Community Service Activities

2005-2006 Community Service Activities

2004-2005 Community Service Activities