Springfield College Far East Tour, Pan Am Banner (1965)
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A photograph of the Springfield College basketball team in the airport holding a Pan American World Airways banner that reads, "Pan Am Welcomes Springfield College Basketball Team." The Springfield College men’s basketball team was selected to embark on a 62-day, around-the-world goodwill tour sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. The individuals on the trip included Head coach Ed Steitz, trainer-manager Tony Skolnick, and public information director George Wood, along with 10 varsity players: Ralph Arietta, Larry Buell, Jim Champlin, Ben Davis, Leon Drury, Rick Janes, Bill Scanlon, Reed Schultz, Bob Sisson, and Paul Wagner. The tour was designed to teach fundamentals of the game to youth, and play demonstration games, mostly against local competition. The tour included 111 clinics conducted by the team, which included 80,000 people in attendance. The team also played 26 games, winning all of them, in front a crowd of 65,000 fans.
Scrapbook is volume 3 of 4 on page 1
Part of the 1965 Far East Tour Scrapbooks, Volume 3 of 4, page 1
|Pan American World Airways|
|Springfield College Archives and Special Collections|
Steitz, Edward S., 1920-1990
Pan American Airways
Far east tour
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- Pan American World Airways. Springfield College Far East Tour, Pan Am Banner (1965). 1965. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America, http://cdm16122.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15370coll2/id/7704. (Accessed June 24, 2018.)
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- Pan American World Airways, (1965) Springfield College Far East Tour, Pan Am Banner (1965). Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America, http://cdm16122.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15370coll2/id/7704
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- Pan American World Airways. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America <http://cdm16122.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15370coll2/id/7704>.