“That sign reflects all of the kids that played in this game all of these years,” said Pettingell.
“My name happens to be on it but it’s because of these guys. That is why I coached and the kind of kids who come back for this alumni game, those are the type of kids who you loved to coach. They still have a love for the game and they still have that concept of giving back to the game. That’s why they’re here.”
Charlie Cullen (’69), chairman of the Provident Bank, which sponsored the construction of the sign, went two for three in the Alumni Game.
“We couldn’t be more pleased,” Cullen said of the Provident Bank.
“I have so much affection for Coach Pettingell. He’s just a legend in this town.”
“It’s an awesome sign,” said Malenfant.
“The first time we saw it, we knew it was the perfect sign for us.”