School spirit has been on full display at Blair this week, as students gear up for Peddie Day on Saturday, November 2. Not to be outdone, Blair parents and alumni gathered in eight cities across the nation on October 29 to show their Buccaneer pride, relive Peddie Day memories and celebrate the 30th anniversary of the coveted Kelley-Potter Cup.
This marked the third year for Blair’s Peddie Day Celebration Gatherings, and the event included more cities and participants than ever before. Receptions were held in Chicago; Easton, Pennsylvania; New York City; Philadelphia; San Francisco; Washington, D.C.; Boston; and Denver. The latter five gatherings included bowling, which gave attendees the opportunity to engage in friendly competition, in addition to networking, mingling, and enjoying a variety of appetizers and refreshments.
Reflecting that the Peddie Day tradition is beloved by the entire Blair community—no matter what year you graduated or class your child is in—Director of Alumni Relations Shaunna Murphy noted that many special memories surround the annual rivalry. “It’s more than just the competitions on the athletic fields,” she said. “Alumni and parents remember the school and team spirit, the camaraderie and, win or lose, the excitement Peddie Day brings. The Peddie Celebration Gatherings give Blair family members a chance to share that excitement and create new Peddie Day memories, even though they’re far from campus.”