For Patrick Saunders (History, '81), baseball is a full-time job. As the Colorado Rockies beat reporter for the The Denver Post, Saunders covers more than 100 of the team's 162 games, plus spring training and any playoff games. It's a good thing he loves both the game and his work.
Every explorer knows to carry a Swiss Army knife into the field. But even when they stay on campus, the students, faculty, and administration at Fort Lewis College have their own multi-purpose tool right at their fingertips. That tool is the organization called Professional Associates. Professional Associates enriches the FLC experience by contributing its members’ diverse skills and real-world expertise to the campus environment.
TLC for FLC is Fort Lewis College's premier fundraiser for student scholarships and faculty research. Funds are raised through ticket sales, live and silent auctions, and generous donations. Students from the arts often perform and a great time is had by all! The 2016 event, with a Roaring Twenties theme, raised about $38,000.
More than 100 riders strong, FLC Cycling is a unique hybrid program, blending the fun of a club with the full-time professional coaching and equipment of a varsity sport. And all it takes to join is a helmet and a hunger to ride. The focus, though, is still on fun and team spirit. Collegiate cycling is a good time with great people.
Unlike professional racing, it's the nature of collegiate cycling that has each person riding to earn points for the whole team rather than just for themselves. It's that unique spirit that forges deeper and lasting connections among collegiate cyclists that last well after their college riding days are over.