Flynn Fund Donors Help BC Baseball Soar
In 2016, the Boston College baseball team made a run deep into the NCAA Tournament, advancing to the Super Regionals as one of the top programs in the country.
What brought the Eagles success was not solely the pitching of first-round draft pick Justin Dunn or the performance of Jacob Stevens, who was named a Freshman All-American. It was the sum of individual efforts and a commitment to the team—and the impact of donors like you.
After starting 8-0—the best start in BC history—our Eagles went on to win a program-best six conference series, including those against NCAA Tournament site hosts No. 2 Louisville, NC State, and Virginia.
“It wasn’t an overnight success, but rather a product of building the program over the years—and forming a brotherhood built on the values of character, toughness, and class,” shared Coach Mike Gambino.
Donors like you also played a significant role. Flynn Fund gifts allowed the team to invest in elements that improved performance and ultimately led to more wins. BC Baseball traveled south during the harsh New England winter so the Eagles could prepare to take on top teams during ACC competition. And when the Eagles made the postseason for the first time in seven years, the team was able to charter flights to Oxford, Miss., and Miami, Fla. In this way, Flynn Fund donors ensured that the team wouldn’t lose precious practice time preparing for the NCAA Tournament.
Your impact can be felt off the field as well. BC Baseball makes a difference in the community by supporting initiatives like the Wounded Warrior Project and ALS research, a cause led by alumnus and former captain Pete Frates ’07.
BC Baseball is just one of many success stories that your unrestricted gifts make possible—for our 31 sports and over 700 student-athletes. Thank you.