Last week amidst all sorts of weather in the North East and Mid-Atlantic, we were fortunate to find ourselves in Florida for our son’s spring training baseball game. At the end of a great visit, we received a text message from Jet Blue saying “all flights to Boston Logan were canceled due to the storm.” The next available flight was in three days, which was not an option professionally or financially… We were able to get on a flight that night to Newark with hopes of getting a train to Logan where our car was parked. While in the Orlando airport, we discovered all trains from Newark to Boston were canceled. Further, no rental cars were being let out and all hotels near Newark airport were booked. It sounded as if we were going to spend a couple of days in Newark airport until we ran into one of my son’s FDU baseball teammates who was also on our flight. Unfortunately, he was leaving spring training early to attend his grandfather’s funeral. As coincidence would have it, the funeral was just outside of Boston. He was driving there the next day and agreed to bring us along. He also offered us a ride to his home and gave us a place to stay. This young man just transferred to FDU and joined the baseball team. We had never met him before. He just said that he remembered seeing us at the stadium the day before, but when he heard a teammate’s family was in need of help, he stepped up. These are the relationships so quickly cultivated through athletics… In developing character and dependability, we teach our student-athletes to “do the right thing, at the right time, for the right reason.” This young man clearly is the product of great parents and coaches.
Click on the brochure image to the right to get your Alercio Oline Clinic application, fill it out, send it in with your tuition, and join us at the Hun School of Princeton on March 25, 2018. Early bird rates are still available and will again discount individual tuition for teams sending five (5) or more players. As in the past, Coaches may attend for free.