Monday, March 12, 2012

Running For The Kids

Former Dartmouth starting quarterback Alex Jenny '10 is running the Boston Marathon next month in support of Horizons for Homeless Children and is hoping for your support. Alex writes that Horizons is . . .
". . . an incredible organization that assists in the early development of homeless children. The organization does amazing work teaching children vital life skills, and helping the children's families back onto their feet and into permanent housing situations.

Through the introduction by my parents, Chris and Andi Jenny, I became interested in helping Horizons expand their reach and further their impact in the community. I have recently joined their "Young Professionals Group" to help raise awareness among a new generation of potential volunteers and donors.

Walking through their Community Children's Center is truly amazing - all of the children are smiling, playing with toys, painting, doing all of the things that many children take for granted. These opportunities are available to these children thanks to generous donations from individuals like yourself! They truly love the generous, selfless volunteers who spend their days volunteering and caring for the children."
If you would like to help Alex help the kids, you may donate online by clicking the donate tab on Alex's CrowdRise page. Or you can send a check to:
Alex Jenny
c/o The Parthenon Group
200 State St
14th Floor
Boston, MA 02109
Alex writes:
"Thank you for your support and remember, it's for the kids!

When Dartmouth visits Columbia next fall not only will it be the Lions' Homecoming, but they will be dedicating the new Campbell Sports Center at the Baker Athletics Complex prior to the game.

The Sports Network labels Columbia's 6-foot-6, 305-pound offensive tackle Jeff Adams the Ivy League's top pro prospect.

Dartmouth played against the TSN's top pro prospects from the Patriot League and Northeast Conference. From the Patriot, it is tailback Nate Eachus. From the NEC it is Sacred Heart tight end/fullback Rich Rossi.

Penn kicks off spring football tomorrow night. The Quakers will hold their spring game April 1. Dartmouth, you may recall, is starting spring ball April 10, with the spring game set for May 5. Dartmouth spring schedule

The Phinsider names Jay Fiedler No. 66 in the list of all-time top-100 Miami Dolphin players.

And finally, four Ivy League men's basketball teams will play in the postseason and two Ivy League hockey teams have advanced to the ECAC semifinals. With the Harvard and Cornell skaters facing off in the semis, one will play in the championship game this weekend. That's 142 days after they played their first regular-season game.

The Ivy League football season, meanwhile, lasts 64 days and yet the Ivy champion isn't allowed to play in the postseason with one of the explanations being that it would be too taxing academically.

Let's see . . . 142 days (and counting should one Ivy team advance to the Frozen Four) vs. 64 days on the gridiron. Am I the only one who thinks there is something wrong with this picture?

Oh, and in case you are wondering, in addition to the Harvard men playing Vanderbilt Thursday in the NCAA Tournament, Penn will play host to Quinnipiac in the College Basketball Invitational, Princeton will travel to Evansville in the CBI, and Yale will play Fairfield in Bridgeport, Conn., in the tournament.