All alumni and current varsity players are invited to the 2009 Loeffler Indoor Tournament: Wednesday, December 30, in the Staples fieldhouse. Players are asked to arrive by 5:45 p.m., for stretching and socializing. Play begins at 6 p.m., with 2 games played simultaneously across the floor.
Parent and friend spectators are warmly welcomed too.
Since Mr. Loeffler’s retirement in 1978, the indoor tournament has served as the major fundraiser for the Albie Loeffler Scholarship. It has become 1 of the most prestigious awards at Staples, awarded annually to an athlete who participated in one of the sports Mr. Loeffler coached (soccer, basketball, baseball [or softball]). Alumni are encouraged to make a donation before playing.
This will be the 1st Loeffler Tournament held since the death of the Staples soccer program’s founder last September, 1 day before his 94th birthday. “We encourage donors to be particularly generous this year, both to honor Mr. Loeffler and in light of the economy and the ever-rising cost of college,” the Loeffler Scholarship committee said.
Donations may also be sent to the Loeffler Scholarship, c/o Dave Wilson, 28 Craw Ave., Rowayton, CT 06853.
For more information on the scholarship — including a list of previous winners — click here, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.