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Pirates in the Community


 

The Seton Hall University Student-Athletes take pride in supporting the local community.
Each team adopts a cause or a multitude of causes.
Take a peek below to see each team in action.

BASEBALL
Strike Out Cancer
Each year the Seton Hall baseball team holds the Strike Out Cancer Tournament at Owen T. Carroll Field.
Representatives from the American Cancer Society are on hand with information to help increase cancer
awareness.  Additionally, Seton Hall and ACS have merchandise for sale including the 2012 Strike Out
Cancer T-shirt and hat along with raffles for prizes.  All proceeds will be donated to the American Cancer Society.
Click HERE to make a donation.
Click HERE for the most recent article.

South Mountain YMCA

The Seton Hall baseball team visits the South Mountain YMCA to promote healthy living and
to help celebrate the Week of the Young Child. The Week of the Young Child raises awareness
of the needs of young children and how early childhood learning centers can help
meet those needs. The South Mountain YMCA partners with the Seton Hall baseball
team to lead outdoor activities for preschoolers to help encourage healthy living.
Click HERE for the most recent article.

MEN'S GOLF
Birdies for Brooke
Seton Hall men's golf head coach Clay White announced the "Birdies for Brooke" campaign in 2010-11. 
For every birdie that the team records this season, $0.50 will be pledged to the campaign.  Brooke Rosenberg
is Coach White's niece. In July of 2010 the 2-year old was diagnosed with leukemia.  Over the next three
months she underwent a cycle of chemotherapy treatments followed by a bone marrow transplant.
For the most recent story regarding the men's golf team and "Birdies for Brook," please click HERE

MEN'S SOCCER
Clothing Drive
The Seton Hall men's soccer team partners with the Newark Now Family Success Center to hold an on-campus
clothing drive to support families in Newark. The team solicits donations from the Seton Hall community
to be dropped off on campus and at the end of the drive, the team delivers the donations to the Newark
Now Family Success Center. The Newark Now has 15 Family Success Centers in Newark, which provide
a variety of services and support to families promotiong safety, well-being, and self-sufficiency.
Click HERE for the most recent article.

WOMEN'S SOCCER
Go 4 The Goal
Women's soccer supports the Go4theGoal Foundation that helps make the lives of children affected by
cancer as enjoyable as possible.  The program grants personal wishes, provides financial support, and develops
and implements unique Hospital Programs and funding Research Grants.

WOMEN'S TENNIS
"Fight like a Girl" for Ovarian Cancer
The womens tennis team chose to support ovarian cancer awareness as a team project.  The month of
September and the color of teal both identify awareness and support in fighting this disease.  The team
accepts donations and sells teal wrist bands that say "Fight Like a Girl."  Proceeds will be forwarded to
www.gildasclub.org, founded in honor of Gilda Radnor.
For the most recent story regarding the women's tennis team and "Fight like a Girl," please click HERE.

MEN'S CROSS COUNTRY
Maplewood Middle School Boy's Night

The Seton Hall men's cross country team attended the third-annual Boy's Night at Maplewood Middle School.
The theme of the night was K.I.N.D., or Kids Interested in New Decisions, and featured professionals from varrying fields.
The night also included time for the students to play games and socialize with the student-athletes.
For a full recap, CLICK HERE.

WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL
Dig Pink
Seton Hall is excited to be a part of the Side-Out Foundation and Dig Pink campaign.  Education is key
to increasing awareness and knowledge about the disease.  The players, coaches, parents, volunteers,
spectators and survivors will are in for a special evening each year.  Please join us in any way that you can.
If you attend, please wear pink.  Help us and the Side-Out Foundation raise funds and awareness in our
fight against Breast Cancer!

WOMEN'S GOLF
Walk For A Cure For Alzheimer's
The Seton Hall women's golf team will take some time off from the course to "Walk for a Cure" in an effort
to support the ongoing fight against Alzheimer's disease.  Alzheimer's is a degenerative brain condition
that affects over five million Americans.  Senior Nicole Longobardo (Upland, Calif.) knows the hardships
associated with this disease all too well.  Longobardo's grandmother lives with Alzheimer's disease
and serves as the inspiration for this fund-raising effort.
For the most recent story regarding the women's golf team and "Walk for a Cure," please click HERE.

 MEN'S BASKETBALL
Team Walker

Team Walker is a Jersey City organization founded in 1996 by Jersey city basketball legends Jerry and
Jasper Walker.  The organization's mission has been, "To uplift and create positive alternatives for the
youth of Jersey City through programs designed to enlighten participants and teach the importance of solid
academics, teamwork and sportsmanship." 
The Walkers aspire to give Jersey City children the same
after school programs that they enjoyed while growing up.  The group's ambition has helped over 1,000
Jersey City children benefit from their involvement with Team Walker and that number continues to grow.
For the most recent story regarding the women's basketball team and "Team Walker," please click HERE.

Children's Specialized Hospital
Children's Specialized Hospital is the largest pediatric healthcare rehabilitation system in the United States.  It
is the preeminent provider of rehabilitation for children with special needs.  The hospital serves children affected
by brain injury, spinal cord dysfunction and injury, premature birth, autism, developmental delays, and life-changing
illnesses.  Children's Specialized has eight sites in New Jersey and treats over 16,000 children each year.
You can find out more about the hospital at childrens-specialized.org.

Children's Hospitals
The Seton Hall University men's basketball team makes regular visits to local hospitals.
Check out their recent visit to St. Peter's University Hospital click HERE.
For the most recent visit to St. Barnabus Hospital click HERE.

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Seton Hall head men's basketball coach Kevin Willard has lended his support to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
During the 2011-12 basketball season, Willard took part in the Infiniti Coaches Challenge where he raised awareness
and funds to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

MEN'S AND WOMEN'S SWIMMING & DIVING
Team Jacob
Both teams support Jake 'The Hero" Grecco, a 7-year-old boy from Phillipsburg, New Jersey, who has
been diagnosed with Gliomatosis Cerebri, a malignant brain tumor that is difficult to locate and diagnose.
Those interested in learning more about Jake can visit his website by clicking HERE.
For the most recent story regarding the swimming & diving teams and "Team Jacob," please click HERE.

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL
One Simple Wish
One Simple Wish has been making small miracles happen for foster children and vulnerable families
since December 2008.  They offer everyone a glimpse into the life of a child in the foster care system or a
family in need.  Their goal is to connect people, one to one, to create rewarding, meaningful relationships
between the giver and recipient.

Samaritan's Feet
Samaritan's Feet and its team of global ambassadors have touched the lives of men, women, and children
across the United States and around the world.  Its mission is to help the nearly 300 million people who
go without shoes each day, and the more than a million who die (Dying without Shoes) each year as
a result.  Through this simple act humility and servant-leadership, our team members and volunteers are
the expressing love, compassion, and the gospel message that brings hope.

Play4Kay
The Kay Yow Cancer Fund is a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization committed to being a part of finding an
answer in the fight against women's cancers.  The Fund raises money for scientific research, assisting
the underserved and unifying people for a common cause.  The WBCA Pink Zone is being rebranded as
Play 4Kay for February 2012.  The mission of the initiative, which was brought to life in 2007, will remain
intact:  a nation of coaches raising breast cancer awareness on the court, across campuses, in
communities and beyond.
The Pirates raised $1,460 this year, surpassing their initial goal of $1,000.
Check out the team website HERE.

Girl Scouts of America
Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.  In
Girl Scouts, girls discover the fun, friendship, and power of girls together.  Through a myriad of enriching
experiences, such as extraordinary field trips, sports skill-building clinics, community service projects, cultural
exchanges, and environmental stewardships, girls grow courageous and strong.  Girl Scouting helps girls
develop their full individual potential; relate to others with increasing understanding, skill, and respect; develop
values to guide their actions and provide the foundation for sound decision-making; and contribute to the
improvement of society through their abilities, leadership skills, and cooperation with others.

Sailing for a Day

The Seton Hall women's basketball team actively participates in the University's Center for
Community Outreach and Engagement's (CCRE) "Sailing for a Day" Program,
which provides local children with an opportunity to enjoy a positive experience
on a college campus. Local children use this opportunity to learn basketball
and life skills during the day through activities organized by the CCRE.
Click HERE for the most recent article.

SOFTBALL
Strike Out Cancer
Each year the Seton Hall softballteam holds the NFCA Strike Out Cancer Tournament at Ivy Hill Park.
Representatives from the American Cancer Society are on hand with information to help increase cancer
awareness.  Additionally, Seton Hall and ACS have merchandise for sale including the 2012 Strike Out
Cancer T-shirt and hat along with raffles for prizes.  All proceeds will be donated to the American Cancer Society.
Click HERE to make a donation.
Click HERE for the most recent article.

STUDENT-ATHLETES FROM SEVERAL TEAMS
Boys and Girls Club
Student-Athletes from all programs team up with the Boys and Girls Club of Newark to spread holiday cheer
at the First Avenue School in Newark.  Joined by the Seton Hall Pirate, the athletes serenade the children
with Christmas carols and discuss the importance on education.

 Children's Specialized Hospital
Children's Specialized Hospital is the largest pediatric healthcare rehabilitation system in the United States.  It
is the preeminent provider of rehabilitation for children with special needs.  The hospital serves children affected
by brain injury, spinal cord dysfunction and injury, premature birth, autism, developmental delays, and life-changing
illnesses.  Children's Specialized has eight sites in New Jersey and treats over 16,000 children each year.
You can find out more about the hospital at childrens-specialized.org.

Freshman Move-In
At the start of each new academic school year, Seton Hall University holds its annual Move-In Day.  Several
representatives of the University's department of athletics donate their time to assist the incoming class move
in to Boland Hall, a freshman dormitory.  In some cases, entire teams turn out to welcome the University's newcomers.
Please click HERE for the most recent story.

Gatorade Pong Tournament to Benefit MADD
Seton Hall recently began a relationship with Mothers Against Drunk Driving and hosted
its first-ever Gatorade Pong Tournament to benefit the organization.
SAAC is hoping to make the fun competition an annual event as it helps raise money for MADD
and awareness about the perils of drinking and driving.
Please click HERE for the most recent story.

 Peanut Butter & Jelly Contest
Over 1,600 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are made by the student-athletes and sent to Eva's Village
in Paterson.  Eva's Village is a non-profit social services organization that provides a wide range of services for
the poor in NJ, including food, shelter, substance abuse treatment, primary medical and dental care and a
variety of transitional and permanent housing options.  They serve over 350 hot lunches every day of the
year to the homeless and the working poor.
Please click HERE for the most recent story.

Read Across America
Dr. Seuss Read Across America is an annual reading motivation and awareness program.  It calls
for every child in every community to celebrate reading through the week of March 2, the birthday of beloved
children's author Dr. Seuss.

Food Bank
Seton Hall University student-athletes visit and help stock local food banks.

Team Walker
Team Walker is a Jersey City organization founded in 1996 by Jersey city basketball legends Jerry and
Jasper Walker.  The organization's mission has been, "To uplift and create positive alternatives for the
youth of Jersey City through programs designed to enlighten participants and teach the importance of solid
academics, teamwork and sportsmanship." 
The Walkers aspire to give Jersey City children the same
after school programs that they enjoyed while growing up.  The group's ambition has helped over 1,000
Jersey City children benefit from their involvement with Team Walker and that number continues to grow.
For the most recent story regarding Seton Hall and "Team Walker," please click HERE.

Pen Pal Day
Seton Hall student-athletes participate annually in the Athletic Department's Pen Pal Day, an event held at Seton Hall
at the end of the year connecting children that have been corresponding with student-athletes as pen pals throughout the year.
Pen Pal Day, which has been a mainstay of Pirates in the Community since the event was first held in 1994, provides an opportunity
for local children to build a bond with student-athletes as they write to each other throughout the year. The day's activities
include playing games with student athletes, lunch, and visiting places on campus.
Click HERE for the most recent article.

 To request more information about any of the above information
or about getting involved with Seton Hall Athletics, please contact
Melanie.calderwood@shu.edu.