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Defining Experiences

Aug. 20, 2014

Passion is such an important part of the athletic culture. Today, we thank you for supporting the sports you care most about by making gifts directly to BC's 31 varsity teams. Often times there are opportunities to support specific projects within each program. Such was the case this past year when a group of donors came together to make a $250,000 gift for a brand new fleet of sail boats for the BC men's and women's sailing program. The addition of this fleet will allow BC sailing to compete with the very best equipment and build on its 13 National Championships.

What the coach is saying:
"Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, we were able to not only replace our aging boats, but upgrade our fleet. This kind of support allows our team to train and compete at the highest level. As I tell recruits, we are set up for success here at BC. The kind of support we receive leaves no excuses for us. All the pieces are here to allow us to achieve our goals." -Greg Wilkinson, head sailing coach

What donors are saying:
"Being part of the sailing team defined our daughter's experience at Boston College, so we felt strongly about supporting the program. She had an unbelievable, championship-level athletic experience and gained so much from being part of the team. The discipline and commitment learned while competing at the Division I level translate into skills that will be used forever in life. We are thankful for all the donors who also recognized this fact and joined us in supporting our Eagles." -Kate Griffin '81 and Jim Drury '78, P'14, '18

Whether you played on the team, know someone who currently does, or just have a love for the sport, your gift allowed our current Eagles to pursue their passion at the highest level. Thank you, Flynn Fund donors!

Flynn Fund Appreciation Week Give-Away
As an added thank-you for your generosity, the Flynn Fund will be giving away prizes each day of Flynn Fund Appreciation Week. Visit each day to see if your name is on the list.

Today's prizes are pre-game field passes for the BC vs. Clemson football game on 10/18. Our lucky winners are:

Marvin Shames - Belmont, Mass.
John Corcoran '87 - East Walpole, Mass.
John Keenan '67, P'92 - Medford, Mass.
Jonathan Lombaro '95 - Southbury, Conn.
Robert Smith - Newtonville, Mass.

Congratulations to our winners! You will be contacted by a representative of the Flynn Fund to arrange delivery of your prize.

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