It was another bring-your-own-sunshine kind of weekend, and scores of ’Wick alumni and families again brought out the joy all over King Street as the Brunswick community gathered to celebrate Homecoming 2023.
Crowds of Brunswick families joined with ’Wick alumni from across the country on Edwards Campus for an extra cheerful weekend of thrilling athletic contests, joyful connection, and heartfelt reunion.
The tradition continued. For 22 years, the Alumni Golf Outing has served as the unofficial kick-off to Homecoming, and this year about 70 golfers turned up under clear skies and perfect fall weather to hit the links at GlenArbor Golf Club.
Clear and beautiful conditions continued for Friday evening as the varsity soccer team hosted St. Luke’s under the lights of Robert L. Cosby Field and thrilled the revelers with an electrifying 2-1 victory. Alumni and family cheered the victory from the sidelines at a tailgate party, and the evening was capped by a bonfire and spectacular fireworks display that lit up the nighttime sky after the game.
High noon on Saturday brought the rain — and Bear Fair began inside the warm and toasty Burke Field House, bringing hours of lively and active fun and games aimed squarely at ’Wick’s youngest. A bit later, a spirited band of alumni and faculty took over a corner of Cosby Field amid intermittent drizzle at the Alumni Soccer Game.
By mid-afternoon, fans were warming up the sidelines alongside Cosby Field for the Alumni Tent Party, rooting on the Bruins as they started their game against Suffield Academy. Brunswick scored on its first three offensive possessions — adding one more touchdown and a field goal later in the game — prevailing over the Tigers, 31-18, despite the steady rain.
By evening, celebrations were in store for reunion classes ending in three and eight, with the Class of 1973 enjoying their 50th with a special dinner at the Lower School.
All in all, Homecoming 2023 was another big win for everyone in attendance.