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Fordham Univ. seeking burgees



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Jul 16, 2008, 12:54 PM


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Fordham Univ. seeking burgees

In March 2006, the 150-year old mansion, which served as the clubhouse for Morris Yacht & Beach Club on City Island, NY was destroyed by fire. All was lost. Since 2001, the folks at Morris have graciously hosted our team and our team members wanted to contribute in some small way to the club's rebuilding effort. They elected to solicit burgees from yacht clubs all over the world to give to the club for display in the new clubhouse. Groundbreaking is tentatively scheduled for this September. 118 burgees have been received and six more are pending. Our goal is to present 150 burgees, one for every year that the former clubhouse had been in existence.

Receipt of a gift burgee from Ocean County College recently reminded us that many college and university teams have their own burgees and we haven't tapped into that resource. We are doing so now and respectfully requesting your assistance in attaining our goal. If your team has a burgee, would you please donate one to this worthy cause. While any size is welcome, for continuity sake, we are seeking size 12" X 18." I realize that school is out and this message may not be received until September but regardless of when you read this, a donation of your team's burgee will be most appreciated.

If you have access to a yacht club burgee, as well, and would like to donate it, you may check to see if it has already been received by going to www.fordham.edu/athletics/sailing and clicking Morris Yacht & Beach Club and then Burgee List.

Gift burgees may be mailed to me at the address below. All will be acknowledged. Thank you very much for your consideration.

Coach Joe Sullivan
Sailing Team/Club Sports
Vincent T. Lombardi Memorial Center
Fordham University
Bronx, NY 10458