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The Union brings fans and respect to underappreciated sports

By Sam Fleury ’10
The Roundup

Photo by Rob March '11 - Got spirit? Student in The Union do, and they are often responsible for organizing and firing up crowds at Brophy and Xavier sporting events.

The Union, no not a faction in the American Civil War, is a Brophy Club that goes out every week to support as many teams as possible.

Their official mission statement is to “bring social justice to underappreciated sports,” according to Vice President Ryan Tiglas ’10. They don’t restrict themselves to just major sports.

They treat football and badminton with the same respect. And they want the whole student body to devote some of their time to a wider variety of sports.

Their part in filling the stands provides support for teams that would otherwise go without a substantial crowd.

One can find The Union at almost every home soccer game.

To spot them at a game look for the most excited and loudest crowd members; it will more than likely be them.

The Union is also looking forward to the baseball season in order to attend those games. Tiglas mentioned they will be attending many Xavier basketball and softball games.

Track and field and hockey are other sports that The Union plans to cheer for.

The Union is led by President Riley Brennan ’10 and Vice Presidents Peter Kelly ’10 as well as Tiglas. The ranks of the club are filled with members of both Xavier and Brophy, but there are only about 10 constant members.

The general environment of the club is laid back with a continuous calling to friends and classmates to attend games. If interested in The Union talk to one of the three leaders for more information.

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