Every year for more years than he cares to remember, on the weekend before Christmas, Senior Division Deputy Commissioner Doug Alcorn organizes and BRYC hosts the Winter Alumni Game for women and men. Current players and alumni are invited back to get back on the field, share hot chocolate, catch up, and remember good times. Playing on Woodson HS Stadium turf, on the women's side, this year the Alumni fell to the current players 5-3. Meanwhile, the men, pictured below, playing on the Woodson HS West furf in ideal December conditions, played two simultaneous 30-minute small-sided games, mixing up the alums and the current players, before a final competitive game "between the 18's". For the men, like the women, it was a chance to catch up with old friends, appreciative of the opportunity provided by BRYC's host John Kelleher.
With a bit of wry wit, one of the girls' alumni player said, "It wouldn't be so bad if we could still run." Her dad, cheering on from the sideline as he undoubtedly did many times over his daughter's participation with BRYC, suggested it was the "Freshman 15" that probably did them in. No matter the score, everyone wins when they come off the field smiling, and of course, it's always great to see our alumni back on the field.