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MEDIA ADVISORY: CROQUET 2012
FOR RELEASE: April 2, 2012
CONTACT: Gregory Shook, 410-626-2539
The 30th annual St. John’s College-U.S. Naval Academy croquet match takes place Saturday, April 28, at 1 p.m. on the front lawn of St. John’s College. Media are invited to cover the contest for the prized Annapolis Cup, which the Johnnies have won 24 out of 29 times. The croquet match continues to attract more than 2,000 spectators to a free event marked by elegant and outrageous costumes, music by groups from the Academy and St. John’s, and a general community outpouring of spring fever. St. John’s won in 2011. Will the Johnnies keep the Annapolis Cup in 2012?
Details: The ceremonial first ball is struck at 1 p.m. The match generally runs about two hours in duration. The lawn party continues through the afternoon.
New Ground Rules: Please note: there are new policies for alcohol and tent restrictions. For details, visit the Croquet main page.
Rain date: Sunday, April 29.
Photo opportunity: To facilitate preview stories, the teams meet for informal practice, interviews, and group photos at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, April 24, on the front lawn of the St. John’s campus. Mids are in their croquet whites; Johnnies may wear shoes.
Contact information: For more information on the media op or match, please contact Patricia Dempsey; 410-972-4511 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Gregory Shook at: 410-626-2539 or email@example.com.