After day dreaming about this for months, today I’m happy to announce our next tour with Pietist Schoolman Travel!
Sports in American History —
June 28-July 5, 2020
Download the brochure to read all the details, including what’s included in the trip cost of $2,400, and then fill in your application. But for a taste, here’s the introduction to what I feel comfortable calling a “once-in-a-lifetime trip for sports fans of all ages”:
Join us as we tour some of the most iconic sites in American sports history. We’ll start and stop with the two oldest ballparks in Major League Baseball. In between, we’ll tour four pro sports halls of fame, explore the history of college sports, visit the most famous tracks in horse and auto racing, and see the sights in some of the great cities of North America.
Along the way, we’ll think about how sports both holds up a mirror to American society, culture, and religion and has acted as an engine for change throughout the history of the United States. All with the help of three gifted college teachers as your travel guides.
Specifically, my Bethel colleagues Sam Mulberry and Chris Moore will join me as trip leaders. Not coincidentally, they’re my co-hosts on The 252 podcast, whose episode this Wednesday will feature us talking through this remarkable itinerary:
|6/27||Arrive in Boston||Boston, MA|
|6/28||Cardinals-Red Sox game at Fenway Park||Boston, MA|
|6/29||Basketball Hall of Fame||Cooperstown, NY|
|6/30||Baseball Hall of Fame; optional Blue Jays game||Toronto, ON|
|7/1||Hockey Hall of Fame; optional Indians game||Cleveland, OH|
|7/2||Football Hall of Fame, Ohio Stadium tour||Columbus, OH|
|7/3||Churchill Downs/Kentucky Derby Museum; optional visit to Louisville Slugger Factory or Muhammad Ali Center||Louisville, KY|
|7/4||Indianapolis Motor Speedway; NCAA Hall of Champions; optional AAA baseball game||Indianapolis, IN|
|7/5||Rays-Cubs game at Wrigley Field||Chicago|
I suspect that spots will go quickly for this tour, so don’t delay in sending in your application and deposit.