Owen Whaley ‘24
Members of Campus Activities Board had high hopes as they were designing programming for this semester.
“There’s a lot of behind-the-scenes planning and logistics that go into each event,” Vice President of Programming Madison Dunn ‘22 tells me, “but we wanted to give students fun opportunities to get off campus.”
Dunn had already helped organize Winter Weekend and other big events on campus before she planned to set up an outing that would take students to the heart of Boston. “I had been in contact with a group coordinator in the Celtics ticket office since the fall,” Dunn says. “Back in October, we selected three possible game dates and we were put into a lottery with other schools, organizations, and large groups.”
Tickets were eventually secured for a game on Feb. 11, 2022. CAB booked transportation for students to and from TD Garden. When the event was listed on myHC, spots filled up almost immediately.
And last week, after months of planning, fifty students got to witness the Celtics narrowly defeat the Denver Nuggets. It was a thrilling match that extended the Celtics’ win streak to seven games.
“The game was electric,” George Caldwell ‘24 recalls. “It was back and forth for most of it and TD Garden was going crazy. My friends and I were so happy to see Jayson Tatum and Nikola Jokić. We were all so grateful that CAB gave us the tickets.”
“I had a really good time,” Eddie Kane ‘24 tells me.
“The game had a great turnout,” Dunn says, “and we will be having a few more outings this spring, on top of all of the other exciting programming that CAB is planning!”
For information about upcoming events, students are encouraged to follow @holycrosscab on Instagram. If you are interested in joining CAB, you may reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.