March 15, 2013

Student-athletes impact local, global communities through volunteering

At the end of April, Caroline King ’13, a forward on the women’s basketball team, will travel to western Nepal to continue her work with Nyaya Health, an organization focused on providing medical care in the area. King is also the founder of Hoops for Hope, a program that has partnered with the Providence chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation to raise around $2,000 and is based partly on the men’s ice hockey program Goals for Good. King has also volunteered at two local elementary schools, one of which is the Vartan Gregorian Elementary school at Fox Point.

King was honored for her efforts with a selection to the inaugural Allstate WBCA Good Works team last month, and is one of many student-athletes at Brown who regularly volunteer their time to various causes and programs.

“We’re representing more than just ourselves, and there’s a larger impact we can make outside of just one person,” King said.

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