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Ed Steitz, Far East Tour 1965

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Title:
Ed Steitz, Far East Tour 1965
Description:
A photograph of the Head coach of the Springfield College men's basketball team, Ed Steitz, shaking hands during a speech in India while on the World Tour. The exact location and date is unknown at this time.
Date:
1965
Format:
Photographs
Location:
Springfield College Archives and Special Collections
Collection (local):
College Archives Digital Collections
Series:
Springfield College Basketball Team Papers
Subjects:
Springfield College
Springfield College--Basketball
Springfield College--Basketball--Men
Springfield College--Sports
Springfield College--Sports--Men
Steitz, Edward S.
Basketball
Places:
MassachusettsHampden (county)Springfield
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Publisher:
Springfield College
Notes:
The Springfield College men’s basketball team was selected to embark on a 62-day, around-the-world goodwill tour sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. The individuals on the trip included Head coach Ed Steitz, trainer-manager Tony Skolnick, and public information director George Wood, along with 10 varsity players: Ralph Arietta, Larry Buell, Jim Champlin, Ben Davis, Leon Drury, Rick Janes, Bill Scanlon, Reed Schultz, Bob Sisson, and Paul Wagner. The tour was designed to teach fundamentals of the game to youth, and play demonstration games, mostly against local competition. The tour included 111 clinics conducted by the team, which included 80,000 people in attendance. The team also played 26 games, winning all of them, in front a crowd of 65,000 fans.
Scrapbook is volume 3 of 4. Additional copy in Basketball Papers Box 19 in the "Undated Photographs 09 of 09" folder.
Identifier:
EdSteitz_ShakingHands_1965