Bates Athletics Celebration Dinner gathers the Bobcat faithful

The Bobcat sports year ended in late May but the cheering continued well into June with two events central to the Bates athletics experience.

On June 17, the Bates Athletics Celebration Dinner in Boston honored a wide spectrum of sports legends and athletics contributors from many generations. The gathering, held at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston, also paid tribute to the late Robert Hatch, longtime football coach and director of athletics, and featured the presentation of the first Robert Hatch Award, to retired baseball coach William “Chick” Leahey ’52.

Earlier in the month, at Reunion, the College hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for the Garcelon Field project, which will restore the historic field with new FieldTurf surface, lights and grandstand.

Video: Tribute to Bobcat Athletics

This photographic video was shown at the Athletics Celebration June 17.

Video: Bates Athletics Celebration Dinner

A  video of the Athletics Celebration Dinner on June 17.

Slide show: Images from the Athletics Celebration

Photographs of Bates alumni, students, coaches, family and friends at the Bates Athletics Celebration on June 17. Also, view many more event photos on the Bates photography site on Flickr.

Video: The Garcelon Field project groundbreaking

Clips from the groundbreaking ceremony June 12 during Reunion to kick off the Garcelon Field project.

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