On Saturday night, June 14th Taylor Price ’04 invited friends and family to a celebration of a very special 10 year anniversary at the Prince George Ballroom in NYC.
In June, 2004 while diving into the ocean on Long Island’s south shore Taylor suffered a devastating spinal cord injury. Since then he has embodied the Delbarton motto Succisa Virescit (once cut down, it grows back stronger). He went on to earn a BS in Business Administration from Georgetown University, and a Masters in Sports Industry Management from Georgetown. He interned at the White House, worked for the Tiger Woods Foundation, and as a summer analyst with Merrill Lynch.
A decade after the accident he was ready to celebrate the progress he has made since the summer 2004. He has come a long way. In his e-vite to family and friends he wrote, “Some people may think it's odd to be "celebrating" such a life-changing moment, but I am proud of all that's been accomplished over the last 10 years and I want to share this night with so many people who have been integral to my happiness and success." According to Delbarton coach and faculty attendees (including Athletic Director Dan Whalen, College Guidance Counselor Sean Flanagan, Admissions Dean David Donovan and hockey/Baseball Head Coach Bruce Shatel) A Night of Celebration, Friendship and Motivation more than lived up to its name. A great time was had by all.
Proceeds from the event benefited the Taylor Price Independence Fund (TPIF), which was created to help pay for medical expenses not covered by insurance, and a portion will also go to the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation in honor of Taylor’s 10 year anniversary.
The Delbarton community salutes Taylor Price '04 on his ten year anniversary. He is a young alumnus who continues to make us proud by the character and stubborn strength he displays every day. What better exemplification of Succisa Virescit than this: cut down within weeks after his Delbarton graduation, Taylor Price has grown back stronger. Ten years later, he continues to inspire the Delbarton community.
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