A digital file created from a negative photograph of the Springfield College Men's Basketball Team on the stairs to get onto an airplane. The team is wearing white Springfield College "Chiefs" shirts and are ranged on the stairs from top to bottom in two rows. The stairs are blue and says Avensa, a Venezuelan Airline.
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In 1981 the Springfield College Men's Varsity Basketball Team when on a three-week tour of the caribbean and South America. The team left on May 27th and returned on June 17. They played 14 games during this trip. They played six games against Venezuelan teams, three games against clubs from Aruba, two games against the national team from Curacao and three against Club San Carlos, the national champion in the Dominican Republic. It was the most extensive trip taken by an SC team since 1965 when Edward Steitz took the SC Basketball Team to 12 countries around the world as a representative of the US Department of State.