As a student, Gus Schindler '58 was encouraged by John Wirtz become a part of various teams and assist through keeping scores, compiling records, announcing during games, coordinating information with local media outlets. We honored Schindler at this year's annual athletic fundraiser, Wildcats Roar, for his commitment to Saint Ignatius athletics. He laid the foundation for our current student managers, broadcasters, videographers, announcers, trainers and statisticians and is a great example of an integral part of any team. Our students behind the scenes provide a safe and organized environment in which our teams can thrive. Often the unsung heroes, they support our athletes and are truly a part of the team.
Schindler received the first-ever Gus Schindler '58 Four Year Letterman Award, which will now be presented to our students who participate as managers, trainers, broadcasters, videographers, announcers or statisticians all four years of their high school career. He was joined by his family who expressed pride in him and confirmed his commitment to Saint Ignatius High School.
"He's a great man and a role model for steadfast devotion to a school that works hard to provide not only athletics, but character and academic development," his daughter, Meredith Schindler said. "He's their biggest and best ambassador, and I'm so happy and proud that he's getting this award and that he's my dad."
Attendees at Wildcats Roar also received updates on the progress of our Campus South Athletic Complex. Please enjoy the video below honoring Gus Schindler '58 and all our students who support our athletic program.