Tar Heels Take to the Rodeo
On two evenings last summer, members of catch up, hear stories of children’s trips to
the Roaring Fork Valley Carolina Club Carolina basketball camp, enjoy dinner and
gathered at the rodeo grounds in learn a bit about bull riding, calf roping and
Carbondale, Colo., for some Southern tail- barrel racing. It was a fun way to get the
gating and Western wrangling. group together with just the right amount
The event was organized by new co- of entertainment and socializing. By the
leaders Karen Fullerton ’ 85 and Allison end of the evening, the moon was high in
Pattillo ’ 92. However, the idea was first sug- the sky, everyone was dusty and tired, and it
gested by Frank McSwain ’ 62 the previous was just chilly enough to pull on Carolina
summer. McSwain kept running into fel- sweatshirts.
low Tar Heels at the rodeo and noticed a
few similarities between the tailgating of his
Carolina days and the socializing at the
rodeo. Fullerton and Pattillo agreed and
thought combining something tried and
true with the ultimate symbol of their new
home state would be just the thing to
bring club members together.
More than 20 club members came to
Going to a Colorado rodeo is a lot like tailgating at Carolina
sports events, so club leaders Karen Fullerton ’ 85, left, and
Allison Pattillo ’ 92 organized an alumni outing. Tar Heels
attending included John Pattillo ’ 92 and Dave Hanner ’ 75
GARY GOODMAN ’ 84
Chapel Apples Are Champs
While the Yankees and Mets were on their way to missing the playoffs, another
team was shining on New York’s diamonds. The New York City Carolina Club’s Chapel
Apple Softball Squad pulled off a stunning comeback in the league tournament to
win the championship.
The marathon day of softball Sept. 7 was capped by beating reigning champ
Cornell 7-6. The Tar Heel team had to overcome a 6-3 deficit in the final inning. The
final play was made by David Chapman ’00, who hit a solid grounder between the
bases to bring home first baseman Max Lynn ’07. Gavin Maxwell ’05, facing a 2-2
count, had just hit a line drive to help tie the game and cut short some premature
celebrating by Cornell, which had beaten the Heels during the regular season.
The tournament, played under a clear, Carolina blue sky, also saw Chapel Apples
wins over the University of Michigan, the Michigan Business School (in extra innings)
and New York University.
In the regular season ( 6-3), the Tar Heels split victories with Duke and Virginia.
Team members shown, from left, are: front row, Gary Goodman ’ 84, Katharine
Schweighardt ’05, Shawn K. Berigan, Jonathan Zwart ’07; back row, Max Lynn ’07,
Sean Greene, Charles Merritt ’07, Gavin Maxwell ’05, Leland Maschmeyer ’03, Tony
Hubbard and David Chapman ’00.
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■ Carolina Fifth Again in U.S. News
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GAA Online Digest
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in November and December:
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■ Alumni Store Visit our online store
and find the perfect gift for the Tar
Heel on your list.
■ Carolina College for Lifelong
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ALLISON MONE Y ’06
■ Careers Check out teleclasses, tap into
the Alumni Advisor Network or use
other resources to boost your career.
■ Travel 2009 Check out the new
lineup, including trips for active alumni.
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