Cardinal & Gold – About Us
The Cardinal & Gold Football Foundation was founded in January 1995 only two months after the 75th-anniversary dinner celebrating the Calvert Hall-Loyola football rivalry. Coach Joe Carlozo Sr., returning for the dinner and visiting for the first time in 20 years, challenged his former players at a breakfast meeting to “Fight on my merry men.” The group held its first meeting in 1995.
The Foundation promotes alumni interest to support all of our teams and is especially appreciative of those who stand behind the football team with its presence and vocal support. Each year a reunion banquet is held to continue the bonds of friendship established on the playing field years ago.
This football alumni group is deeply rooted in the goals of winning, good sportsmanship, and fostering the tradition of “faithful sons are we ..” as the alma mater proclaims. Only those who have played and faithfully followed THE GAME can understand the camaraderie that forever binds us to each other where the sports battles taught us what is meant by loyalty, sacrifice, and paying the price.
This site has been prepared by football archivist Tom Bateman class of 1964 and is offered for your enjoyment and sense of tradition. Tom welcomes any tidbits of information, stories, corrections to scores, etc that might enhance this site. He is particularly interested in photos from games. These can be sent to him using email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The following men have led the Foundation since its inception:
- Tom Bateman ’64 Founder
- Joe Carlozo ’70 President 1995 – 1996
- Mike Hyle ’70 President 1996 – 1997
- Bruce Wills ’71 President 1998 – 2001
- Tim Thompson ’71 President 2002 – 2005
- Joe Sliwka ’78 President 2006 – 2008
- Sean Guildener ’86 President 2009 – 2012
- Mike Heffernan ’59 President 2013 – 2019
- Zach Greaver President 2020 – 2021
- Paul Chrismer President 2022 – current
This site is brought to you by The Cardinal & Gold Football Foundation. We are a non-profit organization that supports the Calvert Hall football program. We are not an official site for the Calvert Hall Cardinals. The official site can be found here. Please feel free to browse the site and read more about the Calvert Hall Cardinals and how you can help to support the program through The Cardinal & Gold Football Foundation.
We would like to thank The Sun and Varsity Sports Network for granting us permission to share their articles pertaining to the Calvert Hall Football team on this website as a historical archive of their games.
On January 23, 2015, The Sun granted an extension of use to cover the sharing of their articles making them available to the school alumni who played these games through this website and Calvert Hall school data base as a historical archive of their experience via pdf files. Each article contains the byline with the published date, and section/page number on every article page itself, and details of the game. The document is unaltered in any way from the original article and The Sun is credited with publishing each article.
Varsity Sports Network
On October 29, 2019, VSN granted permission to take all ten of the 100th Turkey Bowl Anniversary podcasts created by VSN and post them on the website. They also gave permission in an October 30th, 2019 email to “post our headlines with links to the article” and in an October 31, 2019 email “there is no need to remove articles already there” (prior to October 31, 2019).