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Grand Valley State University


Home Run: Laker Baseball Goes to Cuba

Home Run: Laker Baseball Goes to Cuba

When
Friday, August 23, 2013
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Where
Red Wall Gallery, Lake Ontario Hall, Allendale Campus

Category
Art, Photography, Film & Video

Description
In January 2012 Grand Valley's baseball team spent one week in Havana, Cuba, seeking challenging international competition, a "study-abroad" and service-learning experience. Photography selection for this exhibit is by Gordon Alderink, associate professor of Health Professions.

Tim Selgo, director of athletics at Grand Valley, established a policy that encouraged and provided resources for select Grand Valley inter-collegiate sport teams to travel abroad to compete and have a cultural experience. When he presented the international travel opportunity to Coach Lyon, Cuba was the choice.

Grand Valley would be the second college baseball team in U.S. History to play baseball in Cuba. In addition to the baseball competition, the Grand Valley players were able to participate in the life of Havana as tourists, and assist in the work of First Hand Aid.

This exhibit will be on display August 23 to October 31. Free and open to the public. For more information call the GVSU Art Gallery at (616) 331-2563 or visit www.gvsu.edu/artgallery.

For more information on study abroad contact the Barbara H. Padnos International Center, at 616-331-3898 or visit www.gvsu.edu/pic.