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Legend: Northeastern mourns the loss of Jack Grinold

PostPosted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 3:35 am
by Tom Nolette
Bowdoin Athletics‏Verified account @GoUBears
More info on the life of Jack Grinold '57 here:

....Grinold was a proud member of the Bowdoin College class of 1957 and the Browne and Nichols Country Day School class of 1953. He also spent time in the United States Merchant Marine.

In 2008, Grinold and his wife, Cathy, established a $1.25 million endowment at Northeastern that will benefit the men's rowing program. And recently, friends and supporters contributed more than $350,000 in Grinold's honor to endow the Grinold Family Scholarship for student-athletes at Northeastern.

In 2013, the university dedicated its new state-of-the-art rowing training facility in honor of the Grinold family for their continued commitment and generosity to the Northeastern rowing programs. The university also named the press box at its Matthews Arena the Jack Grinold Media Center in recognition of his dedication to the university and its students.

Legendary Boston Globe columnist Bob Ryan once wrote that Jack's "laughter, good cheer, and genuine concern for the media's interests has made him, with all due respect to some fine people (including a onetime roommate of mine), the most beloved sports information director in the history of Boston collegiate sports." ... inold.aspx