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Home Run: Laker Baseball Goes to Cuba

In the Moment, Gordon Alderink, Photograph, 2012

In the Moment, Gordon Alderink, Photograph, 2012

Date and Time:

Friday, August 30, 2013
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Location:

  • Red Wall Gallery, Lake Ontario Hall

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.

 

Mr. Tim Selgo, Director of Athletics at Grand Valley, established a policy that encouraged and provided resources for select GVSU inter-collegiate sport teams to travel abroad to compete and have a cultural experience.  When the international travel opportunity was presented to Coach Lyon by Mr Selgo, Cuba was the choice.  GVSU would be the second college baseball team in U.S. History to play baseball in Cuba.  In addition to the baseball competition, the GVSU players were able to participate in the life of Havana as tourists and also assist in the work of FHA (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/


Contact:

GVSU Art Gallery, 616-331-2563
 


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