CAMBRIDGE, Mass.- Harvard club men's rugby senior Nick Carey has been awarded the Penn Mutual Life of Significance Award. The senior was chosen over 20 other nominees, and willbe recognized at the 2018 Collegiate Rugby Championship. He will also be honored at a reception on Friday, Nov. 16 as well as at the men's rugby game against McGill at Mignone Field on the same day.
Carey is a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and has traveled throughout the United States each summer since middle school serving underprivileged communities. He has worked with Meals-on-Wheels, volunteered with a special education gym class, assisted in the development of a peer counseling program for Orphans in Swaziland and spent this spring break on a relief trip to Puerto Rico working with Mar Azul to rebuild the community of Arecibo after the devastating hurricane.
The annual award is given to a collegiate student-athlete participating in the Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship to honor the values of both the rugby community and Penn Mutual. The contenders exemplify values such as integrity, respect and loyalty. Nominees serve as leaders on and off the rugby pitch, by serving as a mentor, giving back to the community or working with a charitable organization.