Bridging the Generations and the Distance
Bridging the generations and the distance, members of two pivotal years of the Boston Crusaders had the unique opportunity to connect over the weekend.
On Saturday night, the 80th Anniversary corps consisting of our current 2020 members, and the 50th Anniversary Corps (alumni from the 1990 corps) met over Zoom for a unique history night. With notable alumni such as Ed Choi, Jim Cronin, Michael Woodall, Tony Smith, Julie Angelis-Boehler, and Colin McNutt, Jen Gold, Clare Reed, Matt Rollinson, Melissa Greer, Mike Stevens and many more in attendance, both corps enjoyed an evening of storytelling, nostalgia, and celebration of all things BAC. As the 1990 alumni traded stories of old rivalries, nicknames, and memorable moments on the road, the 2020 members enjoyed learning and interacting with the corps who preceded them. The 2020 members enjoyed hearing from alumni that went on to successful careers in a variety of fields including professional musicians, engineers, medical professionals, and current BAC staff and board members.
Impressive attendance, participation and excitement from the 1990 corps, now 30 years removed from the anniversary season, is a testament to the bond that was formed. Even though the 2020 corps will not convene for a traditional history night at Most Precious Blood this summer, we were able to bridge two notable generations and provide a connection that otherwise would not have been possible.
Stay tuned for more virtual reunions and meetings between different eras of the corps throughout the season!
To coincide with our 1990 reunion, we’re excited to introduce a remake of the 50th Anniversary t-shirt to our throwback collection! Check out the new version of this iconic shirt originally worn under the 1990 uniform: