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Golden Nuggets: Golden Bears give back to the community on Giving Tuesday

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Forget Black Friday. Who needs Cyber Monday? It's time to help others with Giving Tuesday!

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Cal made a point this year to emphasize the importance of giving this holiday season. After splurging and spending so much on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, why not give some time to benefit your community? Cal did just that by participating in Giving Tuesday. For example, Calympian Alysia Montano and other Bears volunteered at Sliver, a Berkeley restaurant that promotes human health and fights human trafficking; linebacker Nick Forbes and Montano joined Bears by spending time with the Boys and Girls Club of Oakland.


A number of Bears took to social media to use unselfies to pledge small acts of kindness they promise to perform, like Women's Basketball's Mikayla Lyles:

For full details on the Golden Bears' participation in Giving Tuesday, there's a great liveblog filled with unselfies of various Golden Bears pledging to help others.

And a quick look at how Cal has kicked off the holiday season with some beautiful blue and gold decorations.

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  • The Student-Athlete Gay-Straight Alliance (SAGSA) pledged to include all student-athletes regardless of their sexual orientation

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Women's Swimming and Diving

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