Instead of giving out awards to players who have made impressive goals or outstanding plays, Holderness plans to recognize the students who have stepped up and carried their team’s luggage. Athletic Director Rick Eccleston says, “It’s nice to win, but the students need to learn that it’s about participation and about working together to accomplish something greater than one person can alone. That’s what it means to carry the luggage.” The Carry the Luggage award winners are nominated by teammates and coaches. See the previous article here: https://www.holderness.org/page/news-detail?pk=901074&fromId=207880
The Carry the Luggage Award went to Dining Services last week for their tremendous flexibility. Back in October when we originally planned Proctor Day, we agreed to play two Friday night games at Proctor, and the rest of the games would be at Holderness the next day. Unfortunately, our Lower fields suffered from severe flooding a few weeks prior, so we could no longer host the majority of the Proctor Day games. Instead, we flipped the two days: The Bulls traveled to Proctor on Saturday and the two Friday night games were played on the Holderness turf. That meant that our Dining Services had to put together a very last minute dinner for over 800 people in, what felt like, sub-zero temperatures. They ended up cooking and serving about 1,000 hamburgers, 600 hot dogs, and 25 gallons of chili! We are so thankful to each and every one of them for putting this together. Chef Kerry O'Connell, is pictured accepting the luggage award from Athletic Director Rick Eccleston in assembly last Thursday.