Sunday, June 20, 2010

Lynch's gift creates another new opportunity for BC

I occasionally whine about our fanbase and bemoan that we are lacking in big sports boosters. But I don't mind that we don't have our own version of T. Boone Pickens as long as we have guys like Peter Lynch. For those who didn't see it, Lynch just gifted BC $20 million to start a new "academy" aimed at teaching leadership to young educators moving onto jobs in the Boston area.

When I give my measly amount to BC each year, I never designate how I want it spent. I figure it is the Board's job to decide that. If I had Lynch's money I would probably give more specific demands on how it should be spent. I just hope that I would spend it in the right way. Maybe instead of getting the football team a private jet, I could just ask Lynch what he would do.


Big Jack Krack said...

Wow - last March Barbara and Patrick Roche gave a $20 million gift to BC for the Roche Center for Catholic Education - they are
longtime Boston College benefactors as well.

eagleboston said...
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eagleboston said...

I completely agree, ATL. The gift from Lynch will have a much greater benefit to the University and society than a 20 million dollar gift to the football team. I think sometimes we lose sight of what should really be a priority in our sports-crazed society.

Having said that, we are now just 76 days from kick-off!

Galvin said...

Looks like we just signed this kid Gabe Monton for this upcoming season. He dropped airforce for us:

No idea how good he is or not.

Lenny Sienko said...


Good catch on the Moton signing. He's 6'2" guard and was recruited by Donahue for Cornell; but signed with Air Force.

He's on his way to summer school at BC, for some "bonding" with the rest of the hoops team who are on campus.

Lenny Sienko said...

More on hoops signee, Gabriel Moton:

...6-foot-2 senior guard is a player who can score both inside and out, handles the ball well and typically beats defenders with his quickness. He leads St. Petersburg, which lost 64-49 to Orlando Dr. Phillips on Saturday in the Class 6A region finals, by averaging 22 points a game.