Have you seen the Harvard University baseball team’s rendition of Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” It’s maaaaybe more awesome than Justin and Selena’s. The lip-synching video -- complete with hilarious van choreography -- got more than 1.4 million views just 3 days after they’d posted it on YouTube. Once the team realized they’d gone viral, they immediately linked their video to Friends of Jaclyn, a charity that pairs children with brain tumors with high school and collegiate athletic teams.
Friends of Jaclyn was started in 2005 by Denis and Lynda Murphy after the Northwestern University Women’s Lacrosse team supported their 9-year-old daughter Jaclyn throughout her battle with a malignant brain tumor. Being an honorary member of the team kept Jaclyn excited and inspired throughout her treatment, and Jaclyn and her parents wanted to be able to do the same for other sick children. Since the organization was founded, over 300 kids have been adopted by athletic teams around the country – the Harvard baseball team being one of those teams.
“Once the video starting going viral, we thought why not...give Friends of Jaclyn some exposure,” said player Jon Smart in an interview with CBS. “It’s a great way to keep things in perspective.” Smart, handsome, athletic, kind, AND funny?! These boys can call me, definitely.
+ WATCH: Harvard Baseball 2012 “Call Me Maybe” Cover
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