10 Reasons Why Everyone Should Go To The Annapolis Croquet Match At Least Once
by Michael Rumbin · 04/09/2014
Editors Note: This story was first published Jan. 6, 2014 by Chelsea Fagan in THOUGHT CATALOG
Once a year, my hometown (and arguably one of the most beautiful towns on the Eastern seaboard), Annapolis, MD, throws a croquet match between the Naval Academy’s Midshipmen and the Johnnies of St John’s. It’s a tradition that dates back to 1982, when, according to legend, the commandant of the Naval Academy insisted to a freshman Johnnie that the Middies could beat them at any sport. The freshman suggested that they would win at croquet, the challenge was accepted, and the game was born. To this day — this year on April 12th, for those looking to make the journey — the event is an annual celebration that the whole town looks forward to. Click Here for the 10 REASONS complete story why everyone should see it at least once.