The Ghosts of SPC flag football team, representing the Saint Peter's College Recreation Department, won the co-ed division of the 2011 New York Giants Snow Bowl charity flag football tournament held in the New Meadowlands Stadium on Saturday, February 19.
The Ghosts of SPC, comprised of College staff and alumni who participated as part of a service project to raise funds for the Special Olympics of New Jersey, were undefeated in the tournament, amassing a perfect 5-0 record on the way to the championship. Their victories included an exciting sudden death overtime win in the semi-finals.
The team was comprised of recreation administrators/grads Dave Bryngil and Patty Gentile, alumni Melissa Neglia, Pamela DeLuca, Erin Archer, Richard George, Mike Iurato, Ryan Jasinski, Harold Gold, Gary Gentile, and Terrence Bayne, husband of Claudia Pope-Bayne of the Office of Advancement and External Affairs. With the exception of Bayne (a fellow Jesuit product who attended Scranton University) all of The Ghosts had played for the Saint Peter's College flag football team during their days as students.
As a team, the group raised a total of $2775.00 for Special Olympics of New Jersey. This was the eleventh highest team total among the 71 teams entered in the various divisions of the Snow Bowl tournament. Overall the Snow Bowl helped raise approximately $200,000.00 for the Special Olympics of New Jersey, including generous corporate donations from the New York Football Giants and Wyndham Hotels.
The Ghosts of SPC would like to thank everyone in theCollege community who helped support the team with their personal donations.