Life preservers

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As part of the athletics department’s community outreach effort, members of the Boston College sailing team make monthly visits to the community center of the Commonwealth Tenants Association in Brighton, where they assemble some 250 bags of groceries for delivery to needy Boston families. Eighteen sailors volunteered on February 24, including (holding boxes of juice at left and right) Kelly Roy ’13 and Christian Manchester ’10. Since September, the field hockey, softball, women’s ice hockey, and baseball teams have also participated in the 12-year-old project, which is called Food for Families. All 31 athletic teams engage in one or more service programs.

The sailing team enters 2010 ranked first in the nation, having claimed the women’s singlehanded national championship and the sloop national championship in 2009, as well as the team racing national title. In January, three members—Annie Haeger ’12, Briana Provancha ’11, and Adam Roberts ’10—were named to U.S. Sailing’s Olympic development team.

This feature was posted on Wednesday, March 3, 2010 and is filed under Featured Photo.

Photograph: Lee Pellegrini