Brown's Reade Seligmann '09 To Receive Inaugural IMLCA Boston Market Humanitarian Award

Dec. 10, 2008

Providence, RI - The inaugural Intercollegiate Men's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IMLCA) Boston Market Humanitarian Award will be presented to Brown senior Reade Seligmann during the IMLCA Nike Awards Luncheon presented by FieldTurf and LaxWorld Friday, December 12, at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel.

The award was created to recognize student-athletes for their strategies and efforts in addressing community needs with campus-based efforts.

Seligmann has been instrumental since arriving at Brown University in creating a belief in the phrase "What can one man do?" Soon after arriving at the Ivy League school he discovered The Innocence Project, an organization dedicated to exonerating wrongfully convicted people through DNA testing and reforming the criminal justice system to prevent further injustice. His discover has inspired the entire Brown men's lacrosse program.

Reade's passion for the Innocence Project was easily evident when the Brown lacrosse team first discussed this idea, and his mission became the program's mission. His leadership led the team members to discover that there was something they could do. The Brown lacrosse team created various efforts that have provided financial support to spearhead investigations of several cases.

Through Seligmann's efforts the team has a united sense of accomplishment and empowerment. The Innocence Project has successfully freed many innocent people, and we have helped support such work.

All men's varsity collegiate lacrosse players are eligible for the Humanitarian Award. Nominees were evaluated based on the following criteria.

- An innovative approach to building or enhancing campus-based efforts to address community issues and needs. - Use of diverse strategies of engagement (service, service-learning, policy work, advocacy, etc.). - Ability to lead, inspire, and engage other students and/or members of the institution. - Efforts to sustain engagement by developing strategies to build their work into the institution's structure.

This award is the cornerstone of a new partnership between the IMLCA and Boston Market Corporation, a leader in the fast-casual restaurant category.

The IMLCA Boston Market Humanitarian Award was created to promote the leadership skills of those within the lacrosse community, past, current and future, who have generated value to their communities and institutions by assisting others in need. These individuals have learned that by assisting others, their actions benefit everyone around them.

The IMLCA Nike Awards Luncheon, presented by FieldTurf and LaxWorld will begin at 12:15 p.m. Friday, December 12 at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel.