SUPPORT Harvard Athletics David Silverman Photography H arvard provides one of the largest and most comprehensive athletic and recreation programs in the country. The support of alumni, family and friends enables our programs and community to thrive. Assistance comes in many forms, and there are a variety of ways to show your support and get involved in the Harvard Athletics community. FRIENDS GROUPS Friends groups play an important role in sustaining a quality intercollegiate athletics program by providing funding for recruiting, out-of-region travel and a variety of needs specific to each team. Friends groups host events throughout the year that enable members to connect with alumni and current student-athletes. HARVARD VARSITY CLUB (HVC) The Harvard Varsity Club, founded in 1886, has a mission to preserve the traditions, foster the ideals and advance the interests of Harvard Athletics. The Club publishes a monthly newsletter, hosts the annual Hall of Fame and Senior Letterwinnersâ€™ dinners, assists student-athletes with Our alumni network enables our students to prepare for life after Harvard through our career panels and mentoring program. Alumni also help support our students by providing summer career opportunities and jobs after graduation. For more information, contact the Harvard Varsity Club at (617) 495-3535 or firstname.lastname@example.org. ATHLETICS FOR ALL VARSITY TEAMS | Harvard Athletics is the largest Division I program in the country with 41 teams and more than 1,000 student-athletes. JUNIOR VARSITY TEAMS | Harvard is one of the few colleges or universities in the country to support a junior varsity program, offering freshmen and developing athletes an opportunity to compete at the collegiate level. CLUB SPORTS | Harvard supports 30 club sports with more than 900 participants, giving students the opportunity to manage and play both traditional and nontraditional sports and activities. INTRAMURALS | Harvard sponsors expansive house and freshman intramural programs for undergraduates with more than 3,000 students participating in more than 1,400 annual contests. RECREATION | Harvard offers recreational opportunities and programming for the well-being of the entire community at the Malkin Athletic Center, Hemenway Gym, Quadrangle Recreational & Athletic Center, Blodgett Pool, Beren Tennis Center, Murr Center, Bright Hockey Center, Weld Boathouse and the Sailing Center. Visit GoCrimson.com for more information! Gil Talbot Photography ALUMNI NETWORK David Silverman Photography networking, supports the Friends groups and maintains Harvardâ€™s lettersweater program.