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Moravian to Dedicate Rocco Calvo Field & Timothy Breidegam Track on September 3rd
BETHLEHEM, PA --- Moravian College will celebrate a $2.6 million renovation of its athletic facilities at the Steel Field Complex with a dedication ceremony on Saturday, September 3, before the kickoff of the Greyhounds’ football game versus Delaware Valley College. The extensive renovation project included installation of the new playing surface on Rocco Calvo Field, expansion and resurfacing of Timothy Breidegam Track, exterior and inter repairs to the grandstand, and a new scoreboard.
Kickoff is slated for 1:00 p.m. with the festivities for the new field and track to take place beginning at 12:50 p.m.
The ceremony will begin with the rededication of the Timothy Breidegam Track. The track has been expanded to eight lanes and has been completely renovated with a world-class Mondo running surface. The track bears the name of Moravian student Timothy Breidegam, who left a lasting mark on the College during his years at Moravian. As a member of the choir and the treasurer of the Beta Lambda Chi Fraternity, Tim was a popular figure on campus with an infectious smile and an obvious love for Moravian. The United Student Government has established an award in Tim’s name that is given annually to the student and faculty member who best represent the positive spirit and dedication that Tim always demonstrated at Moravian. Members of the Breidegam family will be on hand to help with the ribbon cutting.
The ceremony will then move to the center of the football field for the dedication of Rocco Calvo Field. With a state-of-the-art Sportexe synthetic playing surface, a refurbished grandstand, and a new scoreboard, Moravian now has field that is worthy of Rocco Calvo’s name. Rocco Calvo served Moravian College as a head coach in three sports and as athletic director during more than four decades of service as a Greyhound. Rocco achieved tremendous success on the gridiron, the hardwood, and the diamond, but it was his positive interaction and devotion to his players that endeared him to generations of Hound athletes. By dedicating this field in his name, we will insure that Rocco Calvo’s legacy will inspire many more generations of Moravian athletes.
The ceremony will include two of Rocco’s former players – Dan Nigito ’78 and Gary Martell ’76, and their sons, current Greyhounds Dom Nigito ’07 and Shawn Martell ’07. Members of the Calvo family will also be in attendance to partake in the ribbon cutting ceremony.