By Nathan McIvor ‘17
Lincoln Academy’s 2016 Homecoming takes place September 23-25. This year LA will celebrate its new baseball field, in-progress softball field, and new artificial turf all-purpose field with the theme “Fields of Dreams,” referencing the popular 1989 film starring Kevin Costner. As is tradition, LA Homecoming includes a parade, contests for all fall sports, and food concessions benefiting the LA Boosters and Alumni Council.
Homecoming weekend kicks off Friday, September 23 with a boy’s home cross country race at 3:30 and girls race at 4:00. At 6:00 pm, the Homecoming Parade will march through Main Street, featuring all athletic teams, the traditional Spirit Float, and an LA Combined Bands performance.
The bonfire, cookout and other activities start at 7:00 on the William A. Clark field. From 8-10:00 PM there will be a student Homecoming dance.
On Saturday, September 24 LA’s Varsity Field Hockey will go against Camden at 10:00 AM, followed by a co-ed alumni vs. alumni soccer match at 11:30. Alumni interested in playing should contact Phil Page at 563-3596 ext. 123.
At 1:00 pm on Saturday, the traditional chicken barbeque takes place. Chicken dinners will be on sale for $10 ($8 for chicken only), and pies made by Booster volunteers will also be sold until supplies run out. All proceeds from the food sales support the LA All-Sports Boosters.
LA Soccer will face off against Medomak in four matches: Girls’ JV at 1:00 pm; Boys’ JV at 3:00 pm; Girls Varsity at 5:00 pm; and Boy’s Varsity at 7:00 pm under the lights. Varsity games require tickets for admission. The cost: $3 for adults and $1 for LA Students and minors, though children under five are admitted for free. All ticket sales benefit the Lincoln Academy Alumni Council.
Sunday, September 25 is the closing day of Homecoming. Sunday’s event is an 8:30 am Golf Scramble and cookout at the Wawenock Country Club. $55.00 per team covers the cost of a golf cart and lunch. The social hour at 1:00 pm is open to all alumni and friends. “We hope families will come to the club and join us for lunch after the Golf Scramble,” said Phil Page, who serves as Lincoln Academy’s Assistant Athletic Director and coordinates Homecoming Weekend. “It is a great time to see old friends.”
Nathan McIvor is a senior at Lincoln Academy and an intern in the LA Communications Office.