Thursday, September 11, 2008

Harvard Men's Tennis gets ready to open this weekend in Napa Valley, CA

Before we get to the Napa story, I would like to thank everyone who supported my wife, Bonnie and me for our 100 mile Ceboride on August 2. While severe thunder and lightning storms finally caused us to put a halt to the day at about 68 miles in North Action (after two flats early in the day), we did keep our end of the bargain early the next morning by finishing with a trip to Concord and back. If you meant to send in a check but forgot to, it's not too late. We had better bikes this year, but it was still very hard for me...hmmm...wonder what that means...

Checks can be made out to:
Friends of Sarnelli House UA
and sent to:
CeboRide Account Manager
Maggie Shea
N5350 Ledgetop Drive
Fond du Lac, WI 54935

100% of the donations are transferred directly to Sarnelli House. All donations are tax deductible.
I've also attached a letter from Fr. Mike, who started the orphanage, which has a picture of the kids saying thank you. And for those of you who donated (or are thinking about joining us next year !), we have made a very short video of the journey that we have sent to the Fr. Mike and the kids to let them know about everyone. Just let me know, and I'll be happy to send you a copy.

Now to the start of the year!

The team is back, much improved, and with great purpose. Three frosh look very promising. All have gathered for a pre-season week after a summer of varied activities, tournaments, internships, and some hard-earned down time. Part of the team is already out in California headed to an invitational event in Napa Valley. I'm taking three freshmen shortly (they had to stay for frosh orientation activities!) on an evening flight.

This event should be great fun. It's being held at the Meadowwood Resort in Napa Valley, hosted by Cal-Berkeley. The other two teams are last year's NCAA Champion Georgia and semi-finalist Illinois. We'll be in good company.

We'll keep you posted, with variations from the literary prose of Assistant Coach Andrew Rueb to the occasional blogs by teammembers.

Finis origine pendet. If you don't want to Google it, "the end depends on the beginning."


David Fish
Scott Mead '77 Family Head Coach for Harvard Men's Tennis

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