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August 31 Red Sox Game at Fenway Park Draws More Than 100 Alumni Faithful

Posted August 9, 2007

sox83007.gifAnother alumni pilgrimage to Fenway: on August 31 a Western New England College contingent of more than 100 fans, including Melissa Gardner ’97 (left) descended on the historic ballpark to watch the Red Sox host the Baltimore Orioles.

The alumni faithful, along with their families and friends, saw their heroes rally for three runs in the seventh inning and two in the ninth, but the Sox comeback fell short, 9-8. Many of the travelers enjoyed a pre-game reception at Jillian's before watching Lisa Tereshko '04 represent the College on the field as a "Leader of the Pack" moments before the start of the game.

Some alumni, who hadn’t seen each other in years, embraced and got reacquainted before joining a sellout crowd in watching a baseball marathon on a cool night. Despite the loss, the Red Sox remained in first place with the best record in baseball.

This was the third Alumni Association sponsored trip to Fenway this year. The next scheduled alumni trips are a November 16 performance of Wicked at the Bushnell Center for Performing Arts in Hartford (see news item above) and a December 8 trip to New York City to see the Radio City Christmas Spectacular at the Radio City Music Hall. For more information, visit our alumni events calendar or contact Linda LaCoille 413-796-2240 (


Western New England University is a private, independent, coeducational institution founded in 1919. Located on an attractive 215-acre suburban campus in Springfield, Massachusetts, Western New England University serves 3,955 students, including 2,575 full-time undergraduate students. Undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs are offered through Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Engineering, and Pharmacy, and School of Law.


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