Jennifer Prosser | October 11, 2016
In a packed Club Naimoli on Wednesday, September 28, 13 Notre Dame varsity programs signed a new member to their respective rosters at the annual Fighting Irish Fight for Life signing party. Thanks to a partnership with South Bend’s Memorial Children’s Hospital, student-athletes spent an evening of fun and games with their new teammate — a local pediatric oncology patient — and their family and friends.
Hosts Bo Brauer (hockey) and Tyler Newsome (football), started the night by welcoming individual signees to the stage, announcing their team and introducing them to the Notre Dame family. They each signed letters of intent, just as each of their varsity teammates had done to start their Notre Dame careers. Brauer and Newsome then asked the kids and the players some questions before taking a team picture to raucous applause.
Jeremiah Young, a third-year participant and this year’s coveted football recruit, was asked what his favorite position is. When he responded “scorer,” cheers erupted in the audience and laughs came from his new team.