Alumni Briefs

 

 

Thief Spoils Gaudet Benefit
For the third year running, some 70 Colby alumni and friends got together in August for a golf tournament to benefit Matt Gaudet '95. Gaudet, an all-NESCAC basketball player at Colby, remains paralyzed due to injuries received in a diving accident in 2001. This year's tournament, held in Plymouth, Mass., raised about $11,000 to help defray Gaudet's ongoing medical expenses. The next day most of the money was stolen in a burglary at the home of one of the organizers, Greg Walsh '95. The money has not been recovered.

Since August, organizers have been seeking donations to replace the tournament proceeds, according to Alex Chin '96 and T.J. Maines '95, who said some generous donations have been made. Maines said Gaudet, who after more than a year of rehabilitation has gone back to work as a mortgage broker in Minnesota, is embarrassed by the attention but regrets that all of the time and hard work put into the tournament was for naught. "Football players show up every year," Maines said. "Basketball alums from the sixties and seventies come, the fifties and sixties, too. Matt touched a lot of people."

Alfond and Levine Families Recognized
Prior to the October 11th Colby-Amherst football game on Family Homecoming Weekend, the College dedicated the Ludy and Pacy Levine Athletic Grounds in honor of the late Waterville brothers, who were alumni of the College and ardent supporters of Colby athletics. The centennial celebration of Colby's C Club also recognized the Alfond and Levine families as the C Club Family of the Century at a dinner on October 10. The family-of-the-century honors were to recognize the unique contributions to Colby athletics by Harold H'80 and Bibby Levine Alfond '38 and Bibby's brothers, Lewis "Ludy" Levine '21 and Percy "Pacy" Levine '27.