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BARONS IN THE COMMUNITY


The Athletic Department at Rowan College at Burlington County believes that being an active part of the community is an important part of the education of our student-athletes. Our athletic programs have been seen in the Burlington County community working with such organizations as the American Heart Association Heart Walk, The Joint Base Holiday Cookie Drop, and various RCBC service programs, such as the Food and Toy Drive, and Pet Drive.  The student-athletes also volunteer to assist with various camps and programs held through out the community. 

Be the Match, Life Saving Marrow Registry Drive

Mount Laurel, NJ – RCBC student-athletes and Burlington County Freeholder Linda Hughes held the college's first marrow registry drive in the Student Success Center on Tuesday, April 10. The Be The Match organization, operated by the National Marrow Donor Program, manages the registry that helps patients get the life-saving marrow transplants they need. For more information on the event, click here.

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RCBC Barons teamed up with Go4theGoal to Support Children with Cancer

Camden, NJ – The #RCBCBaseball Squad teamed up with @go4thegoalfoundation to bring awareness of supportive services available to children with cancer. Go4theGoal's Mission is to improve the lives of children battling cancer by providing financial support, developing and implementing unique hospital programs, funding innovative research, and granting personal wishes. Through our first hand experience with pediatric cancer and our medical background, Go4theGoal provides the best practices to patients, their families, and the hospitals and staff that care for them.

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RCBC Barons Make a Difference This Holiday Season

Pemberton, NJ – Rowan College at Burlington County's (RCBC) Women’s Soccer team baked and collected 30 dozen cookies for the JBMDL Operation Cookie Drop, a community service project that distributes cookies to dorm residents and troops deploying at the Joint Base during the holidays. The cookies were delivered to the McGuire AFB Chapel on Thursday, Dec. 7 for distribution.

The Women's Basketball program also took time to donate toys and food to families in Burlington County. The toys were dropped off to the Burlington County Sheriff's Department Toy Drive, while the food was added to the RCBC Office of Student Life Food Drive.

The Sheriff's Department is working with local agencies to distribute the toys to children in need. The agencies include the Division of Child Protection and Permanency, Oaks Integrated Care, Catholic Charities, Christian Caring Center, Providence House, Sisterhood in Burlington City, Servicios Latinos, Foster and Adoptive Family Services and House of God in Delran.

This holiday season the Men's Basketball team was active in a number of community service events. They purchased cookies for the Sisterhood Inc. Sisterhood Inc. is a community food bank and social services organization in Burlington, NJ.

Despite the weather, the team was also present at the BCLS Annual Gift Making Extravaganza on Friday, December 15. They assisted with different stations that include card making for for residents of the Ronald McDonald House in Camden and Aspen Hills in Browns Mills, a gift wrapping station and made toys for the animals at the Burlington County Animal Shelter.

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Walk for Life: A Journey to Heal

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Sunday, September 10, 2017
Westampton, NJ - The RCBC Softball program participated at the first "Walk for Life: A Journey to Heal" suicide prevention and awareness walk on Sunday, September 10 at the Burlington County Special Services Building in Westampton. The walk was organized to raise awareness for suicide's prevalence in today's culture. The team arrived early and was also able to help the planners finish preparing for the event.

For more information on the event, click here.

RCBC Women's Soccer Team Participates in Operation Cookie Drop

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Pemberton, NJ – Rowan College at Burlington County's (RCBC) women’s soccer team baked and collected more than 2,000 cookies for the Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst’s Operation Cookie Drop - a community service project that distributes cookies to dorm residents and troops mobilizing and demobilizing at the Joint Base during the holidays. The RCBC Culinary Department assisted the team's efforts by baking 500 sugar cookies to donate. The cookies were delivered to the McGuire AFB Chapel on Thursday, Dec. 8 for distribution.

Photo by: Kathleen DeLitta.
Pictured Left to Right: Valya Forrest, Kenzee Hudson, Jessica Petty)

Barons Soccer Begins Planning for the 2016 Operation Cookie Drop

Over the last three years, the Women's Soccer team has assisted JBMDL's Operation Cookie Drop by baking, collecting, and delivering thousands of cookies each year. This year will be no different. The Women's Soccer team has asked all Barons sports programs to join in the efforts this year. RCBC staff and students are also encouraged to join in the fun of preparing or buying cookies for our troops. The cookie drop off will be Wednesday, December 7 at the RCBC Athletics Department on the Pemberton campus or to the Office of Student Life on the Mt. Laurel Campus. All cookies should be dropped off prior to 4 PM. All cookies will be delivered to Operation Cookie Drop on Thursday, December 8, 2016.

Join the Athletics Department in spreading festive joy to our active military members and family. For questions, please reach out to Kathe DeLitta at (856) 242-5285.

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Barons Basketball in the Community

October 17, 2016
Eastampton, NJ

This past Sunday, the Barons Men's Basketball program teamed up with the organizers of the Fall Float Festival. In addition to canoeing and kayaking, other fun activities were availalbe throughout the day at the historic Smithville Park. Activities included s'mores, face painting, a magician, hayrides, and Smithville Mansion Tours. The team was onsite at the Mansion assisting with fun family games that included a Mini Basketball Tournament, Football Toss and Fee the Monkey. The players were also able to help community members with getting canoes and kayaks in and out of the Rancocas Creek.

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Baron's Baseball Help Raise Funds for Overdose Prevention

September 24, 2016

On September 24, 2016, the Barons Baseball team helped raise funds for the The Overdose Prevention Agency Corporation, TOPAC. Team members joined TOPAC in Cinnaminson, where the group hosted a car wash. Proceeds received will be used to help raise awareness of the Overdose Education Act.

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Men’s Basketball Team Volunteers for BCC’s First Book Initiative

Pictured Here (left to right): Burlington County College’s (BCC) men’s basketball players Tabu Gaither, of Browns Mills; Andress Mims, of Willingboro; Terrance Wilson, of Burlington Township; Jalon Wilson, of Willingboro; Louis Baltazar, of New York; Yeltsen Etienne, of Miami; and Coach Keith Crump (third from left) volunteered to help sort 40,000 books, which will go to local community organizations serving children in need as part of BCC’s First Book Initiative.

The Barons took time out from their spring break on Monday, March 17 to participate in this historic effort. BCC is the first college in the nation to partner with First Book and incorporate the childhood literacy initiative into its English and service-learning curriculum. The project spanned both the fall 2013 and spring 2014 semesters.

The effort is supported by the college, Burlington County Board of Chosen Freeholders as part of the county’s Workforce Development Initiative, the Office of the Secretary of Higher Education, the African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey as part of its education initiative called “Making New Jersey More Competitive” and First Book, a national nonprofit social enterprise that distributes free and low-cost books to children in need.

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Softball Team Helps Promote the Annual Heart Walk

The Women's softball team took on BCC faculty and staff in a softball game to help promote the Heart Walk. Many of our athletes raised money toward the cause and our men and women's basketball team even volunteered to help at the Heart Walk to help fight heart disease and stroke.  This is a great cause that the Athletics Department enjoys being involved in every year.

Heart Walk

 

 

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