Post by usfalumna on Apr 28, 2017 7:15:01 GMT -8
It was wonderful to see familiar faces but it was also apparent that some of the regulars were absent (could have been a conflict or other reason).
There is definitely a need for all of us, especially the senior citizens, to attempt to persuade and engage the next generations in participation. The younger age groups were not present.
The school is making great efforts to involve the students and as an alumni, it is imperative that we too put forth the effort to spark and inspire interest in today's student and tomorrow's alumni. You were selected for USF because you had the intelligence and obviously, the creativity to succeed at USF and elsewhere. Brainstorm and help to guide the younger generations to become involved. In doing so, you will preserve the legacy and continuity of USF and the Jesuit traditions.
I often went to games by myself. My friends were not interested in basketball or any of the others sports. I can remember watching soccer and baseball games from Hayes Healy but I truly cherished the camaraderie that was part of the basketball games. My friends missed out on a lot of the college experience by NOT acquiring an appreciation for sports.
My first shared sporting experience occurred at age 5 when I was perched on my dad's lap while we watched the Friday night fights. I detested the fights but I loved my dad. Spending time with him meant enduring the fights but it was worth every second of it.
Challenge your intelligence and your creativity to initiate and inspire the students to participate. Your efforts would greatly benefit our school. E-mail Mae, Frank or Scott. This is OUR alma mater and we can make a difference.