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Notre Dame Practicing at PC

 

Mike McGlinchey OPC ’13, now playing on the offensive line for the University of Notre Dame, is bringing the Fighting Irish to Penn Charter on Saturday for a closed practice before the game that evening with the red-hot footballers of Temple University.

Before we get into the details, you also should know that John Loughery OPC ’11 and Eric Neefe OPC ’13 are members of the Temple Owls!

So … Go Owls! Go Irish! #pcproud

We are excited to host the Notre Dame team and to have them practice – technically the session is called a walk-through, and the players wear no helmets – at Penn Charter, on our newly installed synthetic turf Stadium Field.

In scheduling the visit, we accepted certain restrictions imposed by Notre Dame and by the NCAA.

  • The walk-through is a closed session not open to spectators.
  • The Penn Charter campus will be closed on Saturday, and all of the entrances will be staffed by security. 
  • Campus will reopen at noon.

The Penn Charter home football game against Episcopal Academy has been rescheduled to 2 p.m (from 11 a.m.) Our football players will have a team breakfast in the Old Gym on Saturday, and they will be able to catch a glimpse of the Notre Dame players.

Although spectators won't have access to campus on Saturday, the Showtime reality show "A Season with Notre Dame Football," is embedded with the team and will be here Saturday — so maybe Penn Charter will make primetime next Tuesday, Nov. 3.

Posted by S. Sexton on Saturday October, 31, 2015 at 08:25AM
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Penn Charter has provided student athletes with resources to match their talents. On 44 acres, Penn Charter offers its players and fans:

  • five grass playing fields, two synthetic turf fields, one all-weather, eight-lane track, seven tennis courts, 10 squash courts, four basketball courts, and one swimming pool.
  • PC has four buildings designated for athletics: Graham Athletics Center — with the new Blaine A. Steinberg OPC '11 Center for Fitness and Performance  Kline & Specter Squash Center, Ray Dooney Field House, and the Old Gym.

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Go Charter!

The spirit of Penn Charter athletics is built on a storied tradition of excellence and the belief that the interplay of academics, arts and athletics leads to strong, creative, resilient and flexible people.

Skilled teachers and coaches help our students understand – whether on the playing field or in the classroom – how to collaborate and compete, how to win with grace, and how to handle challenges and setbacks.

Our school cheer is: Go Charter!

We appreciate the student athletes who are now powering PC to great feats, and look forward to welcoming those who will do so in the future. Also, of course, we eternally appreciate the efforts of all OPCs!

Penn Charter

A Friends School for Girls and Boys, Pre-K to 12

3000 West School House Lane Philadelphia, PA 19144 215.844.3460
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