From food and toy drives to hospital visits and teddy bear tosses, student-athletes from across the NCAA's more than 1,200 colleges and universities have been busy making impacts on their local communities this holiday season.
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Volunteers clean up the ice at Colorado College after fans threw stuffed animals onto the ice for a local toy drive.
Members of the Clarkson men's hockey team visited Colton-Pierrepont Central School on Nov. 15.
The Dartmouth men's hockey team made its annual visit to the Children's Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.
Dartmouth spent time with the children and brought the kids toys donated by fans.
The Dartmouth hockey team looks forward to the visit to the Children's Hospital every December.