|Posted on September 23, 2019 at 10:20 AM|
Galloway, N.J. - Stockton University will hold naming ceremonies for eight new boats for its rowing teams on Wednesday, Sept. 25 and Saturday, Sept. 28 at the Atlantic City boathouse, 3405 Fairmount Ave.
A boat named for local rowing legend Stan Bergman will be dedicated at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 25. The boat was purchased through a generous donation from Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield. A second boat will also be named as a surprise to a local rowing supporter.
On Saturday, Sept. 28, several boats will be officially named during the Atlantic City Stakes boat races in Atlantic City.
At 9:45 a.m. boats will be named for coach Bob Kerstetter, Ray D’Amico ’81, Stockton trustee Madeline Deininger ’80 and Stockton First Lady Lynne Kesselman ’82.
At 11:15 a.m. boats named for Elizabeth B. Alton and R. John Alton will be dedicated. The Alton boats were made possible through a donation by Elizabeth Endicott and the Alton family.
The Alton Student Lounge on the second floor of the new Stockton University Academic Center, 3711 Atlantic Ave., will also be dedicated at 2 p.m. Saturday following the boat races. Elizabeth Alton was a founding member of Stockton’s board of trustees and a tireless advocate for locating a state college in South Jersey.