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Tailgaters Cheer on Tigers

First-ever Alumni Tailgate and Tiger Game draws a joyful “opening day” crowd.

by MOSAIC Editorial Team

The Tigers may have lost to the LA Dodgers (8-5, boo), but the evening was a success for fans of the seminary. The first-ever Alumni Tailgate and Tiger Game drew an “opening day” crowd of fifty people on Friday, August 18. The event was hosted by the Alumni Association Board, led by new alumni director Fr. Paul Snyder and new alumni coordinator Emily Berschback.

 The attendees celebrated the 4:30 p.m. tailgate party in the parking lot of the seminary. The party featured traditional ballpark favorites—hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, pop, and even included beer and wine.

by MOSAIC Editorial Team

Metro Cars provided transportation to Comerica Park in the very bus used by the Detroit Tigers. Hope, the Tigers official driver, was the very driver, too. (There was no chance of the bus getting lost—she has been the Tigers driver for seventeen years.)

William Sietz was so excited about attending the gathering that he flew in for the party from . . . England! Mr. Sietz thought that combining his annual trip back to the U.S. with the alumni event was a great way to celebrate the fiftieth year anniversary of his graduation from the seminary high school, Cardinal Mooney Latin School.

“Sign me up for next year!” exclaims Jack Dalzotto, a member of the Class of 2008 (Diploma in Pastoral Ministry). He calls the alumni event “a wonderful evening of fellowship” in which he enjoyed mingling with former students he knew and those he just met that day. “The food at the tailgate party was fantastic, too!” he says.

Emily, who is Sacred Heart’s alumni relations manager, says the alumni association board members were excited to launch this event and were pleased with the turnout. “I’m glad we had the opportunity of the tailgate so our alumni could catch up and get a chance to meet other alums.”

“We are looking forward to making this a great summertime tradition.”

Look for your invitation for the second annual Alumni Tailgate and Tiger Game sometime in the spring. Go Tigers! Go Sacred Heart! 

MOSAIC Editorial Team

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