Campus & Community

Community comes out for fun, food, football

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A chilly Saturday morning outside of Harvard Stadium couldn’t stop the residents of Allston from coming out to mingle at the 19th annual Allston-Brighton Family Football Day (Oct. 18). President Drew Faust and Vice President of Government, Community, and Public Affairs Christine Heenan joined residents of Allston-Brighton for the pregame luncheon.

Each year, Harvard provides an opportunity for neighbors both in Cambridge and in Allston to gather over lunch and a game. (Cambridge Football Day took place Oct. 11.) This annual luncheon, preceding the Harvard-Lehigh football game, gave the Allston-Brighton community an opportunity to connect with Harvard in a different way.

“It’s nice that such a big University can show a personal side, mingling with the community,” said Allston resident Peter Stickney, who came with lifelong friend Matthew Dunn and friend Alicia Delsignore, who are also Allston residents.

Tina Schneider, an Allston mother who brought her 7- and 3-year-old daughters to their first football game Saturday, pledged that they would be back next year. “We love everything Harvard does in the community.”