Archive for August, 2011

2011Aug 15

SPAD Student wins first Sudbury ROCKS!!! Race Run Walk for Diabetes Scholarship

SPAD 2nd Year Student Chenguang Zhu wins scholarship!

Congratulations to Ms. Chenguang Zhu who was awarded the 1st annual Sudbury ROCKS!!! Race Run Walk for Diabetes Scholarship.
A graduate of Laurentian’s English for Academic Preparation program and current Sports Administration student, Chenguang enthusiastically recruited and led Laurentian student volunteers and participants in Northern Ontario’s largest running event.  She also promoted the event in the campus club she founded; the Friday Afternoon Sport Club. Chenguang’s “Team International” was vocal on the course as they cheered on participants and showed their community spirit and Laurentian pride.  Through the Sudbury ROCKS, Chenguang met Sara and Neil and is now volunteering for the Beaton Classic and planning to be part of other running events through the year (and looking forward to the ROCKS 2012).

Established by Sudbury ROCKS!!! Race Run or Walk for Diabetes, the award recognizes a Laurentian student, in any discipline, for their commitment as a volunteer or race participant at the Sudbury ROCKS!!! Race Run or Walk for Diabetes (marathon, 1/2 marathon, 10km, 5km, or relay events), and for their contribution to healthy living and diabetes awareness in the Sudbury community.
Congratulations Chenguang!!! SPAD is very proud!!

2011Aug 5

2nd Annual SPAD Blue Jays Game

2nd Annual SPAD Blue Jays Game

Saturday July 30th Rogers Center, Toronto Ont.-

By Nick Arruda, SPAD Student Council President

The 2nd Annual SPAD Jays Game was a success, despite the Toronto Blue Jays falling 3-0 to the American League West leading Texas Rangers. With Roberto Alomar in attendance on the eve of the retirement of his number 12, the Jays’ bats simply went cold.

Brad Mills, a call up from the Las Vegas 51’s (the Jays’ AAA affiliate), gave up two homeruns, to Mitch Moreland and Mike Napoli, which lead to a loss in his first and only start of the season. The Jays offense succumbed to a strong pitching performance from Derek Holland as he went the distance for a complete game shutout. In doing so, Holland struck out five, giving up one walk and four hits. The win represented his tenth on the season and his fourth in a row since July 2nd, when he recorded a loss to the Florida Marlins.

The game characterized a continuance of the new tradition for the SPAD program, as started last year by SPAD Council President Chris Acroyd. The group in attendance consisted of 28 SPAD students and guests who made the trip to the Rogers Center from locations which include, Muskoka, London, and Peterborough, just to name a few. After the tough loss, the majority of the group when out for a bite to eat and a few drinks at the Real Sports Bar to catch up and discuss the excitement to reconvene in Sudbury on the quickly approaching Labour Day Weekend. See you all in September!!

Hard to See - but SPAD is there (Thanks JP Rains, SPAD'09)