Notre Dame High School is dedicating the 2019 Green Bowl on Thanksgiving morning to the late Dr. John Aversa and his family. Dr. Aversa passed away this past summer, leaving a legacy of service to so many, including Notre Dame students and athletes.
An official on-field dedication ceremony will take place at 10:00 am Thanksgiving morning at the 2019 Green Bowl. John’s wife Ellen, as well as additional members of the Aversa family, representatives of Notre Dame’s Administration and Athletic Department, including President Robert Curis, Athletic Director Jason Shea , former Athletic Director’s Joe Tonelli, and Tom Marcucci, and the Notre Dame football team will be present for the ceremony.
Notre Dame fans are encouraged to arrive in time for the ceremony, which will take place on the sideline near the 40-yard line on the side of the field nearest the bleachers.
Dr. Aversa always made time for Notre Dame High School as it reminded him of his own high school experience. No matter how busy his schedule was, if a Green Knight student-athlete needed medical attention, he made sure to see him. He also volunteered as the team physician for our football and hockey teams and was a constant on the football sideline and in the hockey rink, loving to watch our teams play.
The entire Notre Dame community was saddened by his passing and deeply appreciative of his passion, compassion, and dedication to our students and athletic teams. Dr. Aversa was a treasure to all who knew him, especially to his family. That is why it is our honor and privilege to dedicate the 2019 Green Bowl to Dr. John Aversa and his family.