Alumni Baseball Game Punctuates Reunion Weekend
On June 14, Prep Alumni Baseball players returned to campus for their annual game. This game was an excellent conclusion to the Reunion Weekend as over 50 years of alumni were on hand. These Alumni enjoyed themselves on the beautiful Alumni Diamond of Fairfield University. The beaming bleachers, the fresh-cut grass, and the sounds of metal and leather snapping made the afternoon all the more action-packed!
The day was extremely eventful: retired coach Ed Rowe '59 sharing stories; head coach Rudy Mauritz '94 operated the pitching machine and provided color commentary; alumni reconnected with teammates; and John Pellegrino '87 of Super Duper Weenie in Fairfield sponsored fresh hot dogs and burgers. Added to the program was an opening prayer, celebrated by Fr. Larry Ryan, S.J., and attendees donated Stop & Shop gift cards to sponsor the Merton House Food Pantry. These additions helped observe Prep's mission and motto "men for others."
With the historic Alumni Diamond as its host, its added observance of God's presence and a service component, the Annual Alumni Baseball game is set to be a strong event to cap reunion weekend for years to come. Special thanks to Coach Rowe, Coach Mauritz, John Pellegrino, and Fr. Ryan, who helped coordinate the event and facilitate the additions to the afternoon. See you all next year!