Saturday, June 13, 2015

Saturday Stuff

The Gilroy (Calif.) Dispatch has a story about the athletes of the year at Christopher High School and here's part of what the paper wrote about one of them – 6-foot-4,  235-pound linebacker Jake Moen, who had a mind-boggling 613 tackles as a high schooler: (LINK)
Moen will continue his football career at Dartmouth and looks to earn a starting spot on the team for his freshman season. He’s accumulated a lot of memories since starting the sport at age 6, but said he values his senior year at Christopher High above everything else.
“My favorite football experience is my senior year in general and beating Gilroy all four years (in the Severance Bowl game),” Moen said. “I want to go to Dartmouth and enjoy my time and play as much as I can play. I want to stay as healthy as I can and graduate with my degree and do something with myself.”
Old friend Holy Cross has received a $32.5 million gift to benefit the school's athletic facilities. Find a Holy Cross release announcing the largest single gift in school history HERE.  The release notes the gift was . . .
. . . "in response to the College’s need to extensively expand and renovate its athletics center as well as to convert its existing Field House into a state-of-the-art recreation center.
"To date, Holy Cross has secured $52 million in gifts and pledges toward the first project, the estimated $87 million cost to renovate the Hart Center. If fundraising totals reach $60 million by September, (an) anonymous donor, whose initial gift was $15 million, will give an additional $5 million, bringing the funds raised to $65 million and making it possible for the College to break ground on the Hart Center expansion in the spring of 2016 (if construction costs come in as expected)."
The Worcester Telegram has a story HERE.