Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Reade Seligmann receives Humanitarian Award

The Intercollegiate Men’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IMLCA) was created to help build the game of lacrosse and to provide an association for coach development and to monitor the integrity of the game. Its membership is comprised of collegiate coaches. The IMLCA has announce that Reade Seligmann was the first recipient of the IMLCA Boston Market Humanitarian Award, which recognizes student-athletes for their strategies and efforts in addressing community needs with campus-based efforts.

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

"The IMLCA will present the award to Seligmann at an awards ceremony on Friday, December 12 at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel

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".... Lacrosse Magazine

Congratulations to Reade and his family.

Hat Tip: sceptical


Anonymous said...

Congrats to Reade for some great positive recognition.

Reading the article though, I can't but wonder how the average reader sees this article. It's written as if Reade is just some random Brown University student that decided the Innocence Project is a worthy cause and got some of his friends involved.

Chris Halkides said...

Whenever I read about one of the Duke three taking an interest in the rights of the wrongly accused or convicted, I am heartened. They learned something from this terrible affair. The same cannot be said of many of their antagonists, such as the NCNAACP, the group of 88, or the Wilmington Journal.


Anonymous said...

I think it's nice that Reade can get some positive recognition without having to add a paragraph about his victimization. However, I had to grin at the thought that he "discovered" the Innocence Project after he arrived at Brown.

Anonymous said...

Congrats Reade - I can't help but be reminded of the story early on in the Laxs case that Reade told a friend he hoped that he might be one of the players who was randomly selected by Cystal Mangum since he knew they were innocent and that he could prove it. I also remember how tall he stood when he was taken in by Durham Police. Reade you are a stand up guy all the way and I know you will continue to be an inspirational person.

Anonymous said...

I think that for most [probably all] readers of Lacrosse Magazine, Reade Seligmann needs no introduction, hence the article proceeded from the assumption that readers knew the "back story."