The Bobcat sports year ended in late May, but the cheering continued well into June with two events central to the Bates athletics experience. See videos and a slideshow in Bates Views.
On June 17, the Bates Athletics Celebration Dinner in Boston honored a wide spectrum of sports legends and athletics contributors from many generations. The gathering, held at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston, also paid tribute to the late Robert Hatch, longtime football coach and director of athletics, and featured the presentation of the first Robert Hatch Award, to retired baseball coach William "Chick" Leahey '52.
Earlier in the month, at Reunion, the College hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for the Garcelon Field project, which will restore the historic field with new FieldTurf surface, lights and grandstand.