Friday, October 5, 2012

Stony Brook Baseball Team and Marching Band to appear at 2012 Columbus Day Parade

Stony Brook, N.Y. - The Stony Brook baseball team will participate in the 68th annual Columbus Day Parade on Monday, Oct. 8 on Manhattan's Fifth Avenue from 47th to 72nd Street from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The parade will be televised on WABC-TV Channel 7 from 12-3 p.m.

The team will ride on a special float, generously donated by the Columbus Citizens Foundation, to celebrate their "Shock the World" run to the 2012 College World Series. For the second straight year, the Spirit of Stony Brook Marching Band will perform in the parade.

In addition, Wolfie, Stony Brook's fun-loving mascot, will be outfitted with a GoPro Camera on his head, allowing WABC-TV to cut to him and give viewers a first-person view of marchers and parade onlookers. 

The 68th annual Columbus Day Parade will feature 35,000 marchers and over 100 contingents, including virtuoso performances of traditional Italian and Italian-American music and dance, street performers, historical and contemporary floats, over a dozen marching bands, and national and international dignitaries. 

After winning the America East championship, the Seawolves upended Miami (FL), Missouri State and Central Florida to win the Coral Gables Regional and advance to the Baton Rouge Super Regional against six-time national champion, LSU. The Tigers took game one, but Stony Brook bounced back to win games two and three to shock the world and advance to the College World Series in Omaha, Neb. 

The Seawolves capped the 2012 campaign with 52 wins, a program record, and laid claim to being the first-ever America East team and first Northeast Region team since 1986 to reach the College World Series.