Alumni & Friends Celebration Recap
On Saturday, August 1st, Crusader Nation joined together from across the country for a celebration like no other! Kicking off with a Zoom reunion, alumni from across the generations logged on for an afternoon of reconnecting, reminiscing, and rejoicing. Later in the evening, the Zoom opened up to a public Facebook Live stream for all of the BAC community to enjoy.
Hosted by alumni Jay McMahon and Mike Stevens, the Alumni & Friends Celebration livestream brought thousands of BAC friends, family, and alumni members together through a virtual platform. Throughout the night we heard from staff members Gino Cipriani, Jarrett Lipman, Colin McNutt, Ian Hale, Executive Director Chris Holland, and Executive Board member Michael Woodall to catch up, reminisce, and discuss the upcoming 2021 season. Between guests, audience members enjoyed moments from “Box 5” BAC shows that Facebook fans voted on earlier in the week.
Check out the stream replay below!
During the stream, artist John Folley was on set to recreate an iconic photo of the 2015 corps, in front of a live audience! After completion, the painting was auctioned off and the winner was notified.
Thanks to the generosity of 66 donors, we were able to surpass our goal of $10,000 with a total of over $15,000 in donations! Although there is still a large gap to close, these donations will help us prepare for a triumphant return in 2021.
If you missed your chance to join in on the celebration, you can still make a donation here or by texting WALDO to 41444! Contributions over $250 will receive an exclusive embroidered Waldo zip-up jacket, with or without the “Alumni” insignia. Learn more here.