35 years ago today (Dec 13, 1977), the Evansville Aces men's basketball team suffered a devastating and tragic plane crash killing all on board the plane.
The effects of this tragedy have lingered through the Evansville community for years. It is my belief that whatever we put at the site that will forever be known as Roberts Stadium, we must and should place a new inspiring monument with the existing plaques and pictures that were in the main level recognizing the 1977 Aces.
Sometime during the day, please take a few minutes out of your busy schedule to watch this great video made by Reitz High School and WNIN (both links go to the same place). It really does a great job putting into words and images how awful that day was...
As you can see from the video, Roberts Stadium played an important role in 1977. Roberts Stadium served as the main place of healing for those who had family and friends in the plane crash. For this reason, I am committed to fighting for this great venue. She was there for us, now it's time for us to be there for her!
Today, we remember the 1977 Evansville Aces men's basketball team.