Wednesday, January 29, 2014

A Special Cause

Alex Jenny '10

Former Dartmouth quarterback Alex Jenny is running in what figures to be an emotional 2014 Boston Marathon, and he's using the occasion to raise money for a worthy cause. Alex writes:
I have volunteered to run the 2014 Boston Marathon to support Horizons for Homeless Children - an incredible organization that assists in the early development of homeless children.  The organization does an incredible job of teaching children vital life skills, as well as helping the families of the children get back on their feet by earning permanent housing and employment. 
I have been a part of the organization since I ran the marathon in 2012, and shortly thereafter joined the "Young Professionals Group" to help raise awareness and plan fundraising events in the community.
With your help, we can push Alex over his goal of raising $10,000 for Horizons for Homeless Children. Click here to donate to his campaign via credit card.

Alex writes of the organization he is helping:
Their Early Education Centers and Playspaces are very inspiring - you see that the children are smiling, playing, and doing the things that many children take for granted, all while learning these critical life skills.

Thank you all for your support... Every kid deserves a chance!
Learn more about Horizons for Homeless Children here.
Bloomberg News writes about the passing of former Dartmouth football player Rick Bartlett 89. (BGA link)
Got a really, really old Ivy League football card in your sock drawer? It could be worth something.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art has a display called Gridiron Greats that features some of the almost 303,000 football cards in the collection of former electrician Jefferson Burdick. From a Daily Beast story:
The collection on display at the Met does the same thing for football, presenting cards from as far back as 1894, produced by the P.H. Mayo Company, which show black-and-white photos of Ivy League stars posing in their sweaters. One of these, John Dunlop who played for Harvard, can sell for up to $15-20,000 if it’s in perfect condition.
Add Delaware to the list of schools playing a dozen games next fall according to this story. The Blue Hens have added Sacred Heart, the sometime Dartmouth opponent that put up a 10-3 record last fall while we weren't looking.
Albany, more properly the University at Albany, played last fall in its newly rebuilt $18 million stadium. Now the New York school is mulling a $20 million addition that would expand seating to 24,000. The Albany Times-Union reports.
An even dozen athletes with Dartmouth connections will be competing in the Winter Olympics in Sochi according to Dartmouth Now. The college has had competitors at every Winter Games, as reported in another Dartmouth Now story.