Serving the community stands as an integral part of the student-athlete experience at Brown, and each year hundreds of student-athletes and dozens of coaches spend time working towards this central part of the mission of the University. From SAAC’s inaugural “Tug for a Cure” event to football’s annual “Be The Match” registry drive to multiple teams’ visits to The Wolf School, Brown student-athletes are working to make the Providence community – and beyond – a better one.

2016-17 Outreach Events

Brown Athletics Celebrates 26th Annual Vartan Gregorian School Kickoff
Brown University athletics celebrated its partnership with the Vartan Gregorian Elementary School with the 26th Annual Kickoff event between the two schools as Brown student-athletes and coaches visited the Providence, R.I., school on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016. 

Swim Across America
The Brown men's and women's swimming & diving teams combined to form "Team Brown University" and raised $11,435 for Swim Across America – Rhode Island at Roger Wheeler State Beach in Narragansett, R.I. The Bears were one of six collegiate teams to raise over $10,000 to support the Oncology Research and Treatment center at Women & Infants Hospital. 

Previous Events

Brown Competes in Inaugural SAAC “Tug for a Cure”
Brown University athletics and the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee partnered to host the inaugural "Tug for a Cure" in which Bear teams competed in a tug-of-war competition to raise money for the Brown University Oncology Group (BrUOG).

Brown Athletics Partners with Cell Phones For Soldiers
Brown University athletics, led by the baseball and women’s lacrosse programs, partnered with the Cell Phones For Soldiers nonprofit and held a pair of donation events during the second week of November. 

Vartan Gregorian Elementary School at Fox Point
Brown University athletics celebrated its 25th year in partnership with the Vartan Gregorian Elementary School with the annual kickoff event on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015. 

In 1991, Brown University adopted Vartan Gregorian Elementary School at Fox Point and began a program which has grown and developed into what it is today - a mutually beneficial partnership that has received much recognition both inside Brown and within the community. The program works because student-athletes are willing to devote time to it and treat it as the special relationship that it is. Each classroom at the Vartan Gregorian Elementary School at Fox Point has a designated team who visits the classroom and volunteers their time to help the students. The Athletic Department and student-athletes also participate in three or four school-wide events each year.