On January 31, thirty-nine alumni, family, friends, and staff of Sacred Heart Major Seminary gathered in Little Caesars Arena to enjoy a night of fellowship, fun, and basketball. The freezing winter temperatures outside did not affect the warm atmosphere inside the arena as old friends and classmates welcomed the opportunity to share time with each other. The Detroit Pistons hosted the Dallas Mavericks, and the Sacred Heart family cheered with enthusiasm when the home team secured a 93-89 win in the final few minutes of the game.
“We all have busy lives,” said Fr. Joseph Horn, a 1996 graduate of Sacred Heart and current vocations director for the Archdiocese of Detroit. “This event brought so many of us [priests and alumni] out of our normal routines to catch up and share what’s been happening over the years.”
In previous years the Alumni Association from Sacred Heart hosted a summer night out with the Detroit Tigers, but this was the first time an event was planned for Pistons basketball. The night began at 6 p.m. in one of the upper gondolas of the arena. Guests snacked on salad, hot dogs, chips, a great nacho bar, and some outstanding desserts while watching the teams in pregame warm ups and the game. The game began at 7 p.m. and attendees took advantage of the freedom to move about the gondola to foster fellowship or on the elevated sitting for a great view of the game happening below.