Updated April 17, 2020
To the Penn Champions Club Community:
We are writing to keep you updated on the developments in the University of Pennsylvania’s response to the global outbreak of coronavirus disease and the impact on Penn Athletics operations.
While there was a high level of uncertainty as the disease spread around our country and the world, Penn, along with all other Ivy League universities, instituted swift action to help stem that spread with the goal of keeping our communities safe. This action resulted in the cancellation of all spring sports and winter championships. Not uncommon, the Ivy League led the way in the decision making that was quickly followed by the rest of the NCAA in further athletic-related cancellations. While we are disappointed for our student-athletes, coaches, and especially the senior class, we are proud to be a part of a Penn community that is committed to the health and well-being of our student-athletes first.
Following this unprecedented and rapidly evolving time in college athletics and our nation, our community is entering a new and uncertain reality for the next few months. As a result, here are the immediate actions that we have been taking at the Penn Champions Club, per University direction:
We have suspended all travel: local, domestic and international, until further notice
We have cancelled or postponed all upcoming athletics alumni and other events
Beginning Monday, March 16, all Penn Champions Club staff will be working remotely indefinitely
All Penn Champions Club staff will be accessible by phone. Staff members have instituted call-forwarding so you can reach them at their office phone lines, or you can call or text our team directly on their cell phones listed below.
Tim Folan: 301-704-0753
John Latteri: 410-913-4520
Blair Weber: 215-779-8816
Jamie Rauscher: 603-801-3861
Tim McLaughlin: 631-276-6010
Nick Kokiko: 215-317-7606
Ryan Barrett: 508-446-3180
Charlie Carroll: 484-467-7066
Kate McCormick: 267-280-3998
Bill Horan: 610-547-2421
Peggy Kowalski: 610-761-0091
Emily Shields: 978-886-8801
Penn has launched a comprehensive website with updated information for every member of the Penn community, and we will continue to update you as more information emerges. If there is anything we can do to help or any additional information we can provide, please do not hesitate to reach out to us.
In the midst of these uncertain times, we remain committed to our mission of providing support to the Penn Athletics community, and we appreciate your partnership and understanding as we continue these efforts. From all of us at the Penn Champions Club, thank you for your continued commitment and for all that you do to care for our student-athletes!
We hope to see you on campus for a game or contest as soon as that is possible, but in the meantime please take every necessary precaution to stay safe.
The Champions Club Team
Tim, John, Blair, Jamie, Tim, Nick, Ryan, Charlie, Kate, Bill, Peggy and Emily
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