|(above) The LetsGoDU Party Suite at the Four Seasons Baltimore|
|(above) Mega-Boone banner was hoisted after each DU goal|
|(above) Boone posed with DU fans at the pregame tailgate|
|(above) Baseball sized crabcakes at Mo's Seafood with Heinz "57" Sauce|
The mission sounded easy enough. Deliver Boone and the Mega-Boone banner to Annapolis, Maryland for the NCAA Lacrosse Quarterfinals. Dubbed "Operation Crabcake" in honor of the local delicacy, Boone's alumni support crew jumped into action.
With less than a week to prepare and fund the trip, its not as easy as it sounds. Did we mention that the 2011-12 Boone Fund is massively overdrawn?
Not to worry. An overnight flight from Denver to Baltimore with a six hour layover from 1-7 AM in Chicago was affordable. Boone would arrive in Baltimore at 9:30 AM on gameday.
A DU alumnus from New Jersey, of all places, agreed to pick up the student & gear at the airport and deliver them to Navy's football stadium in Annapolis two hours before gametime.
It all went off without a hitch. Boone and the Mega-Boone banner were featured over a half dozen times on ESPN2. Boone posed for hundreds of photos with alumni, children and local lacrosse fans. And when the game was on the line, Boone rallied the fans to cheer on DU.
Not bad for an "Unofficial " Mascot.