For the third-consecutive year, Blair celebrated its rivalry with the Peddie Falcons by hosting events on November 1 in seven cities across the United States, including Boston, Chicago, Easton, Pennsylvania, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, New York and Washington, D.C.
“Peddie Day is one of Blair’s most meaningful traditions, and the experience spans generations,” said Director of Alumni Relations Shaunna Murphy. “Everyone has a Peddie Day story—whether about pranks in the week leading up to the athletic contests or a goal or touchdown that made all the difference on the big day. Hosting these pre-Peddie Day events is a great opportunity for our alumni and parents to connect with one another and to the School.”
This year, many of the events were especially alumni-driven; in fact, the New York City and Philadelphia gatherings were planned by a handful of regional chapter committee members who organized logistics and reached out to classmates in person and online.
While alumni in every city enjoyed drinks and appetizers, those in Boston, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., competed against one another at bowling alleys, a different twist on the festivities this year.
“I think everyone who bowled or simply enjoyed happy hour were struck by just how much school spirit we have, even years after graduation,” Mrs. Murphy continued. “The jokes and laughter were infectious and it put everyone in the right mindset before the Bucs take on the Falcons in Blairstown and, hopefully, take back the Kelley-Potter Cup!”