State Champions: Bethel Park??
Written by: Billy Splain on Saturday, January 10th, 2009
Not so lucky fans, get Bethel Park Championship Souviner T-Shirts:
Bethlehem Liberty Hurricane Fan Gina Althouse was in attendance at Hersheypark Stadium during the AAAA State Championship Game when Liberty took down Bethel Park in overtime. After the classic win, Gina went to buy a Championship t-shirts, but the company ran out of sizes that she wanted becuase of the high demand. She placed an order for the shirts to be delivered at a later date.
That date came and when she opened the box to her surprise the colors on the T-shirt, were not the blue and white of Liberty but the Black and Orange of Bethel Park. Not to mention the T-Shirt that Gina and many other Liberty Fans got, read:
2008 PIAA Class AAAA
Football State Champions
Bethel Park Blackhawks
Team IP which is the company that printed the t-shirts, made an apology on the blog that first repored the mistake:
“The error occurred when a staff member pushed the wrong button on a computer and instead of a Liberty silk screen being used to print shirts – you guessed it – the other teams’ silk screen was used. It was a simple mistake made by a staff that makes thousands of shirts a year.”
You can read the full blog here: http://blogs.mcall.com/groller/2009/01/not-the-souveni.html?cid=144662498#comment-144662498
A simple mistake that will give both Liberty and Bethel Park Fans a flashback on how close the game really was on that cold December night.
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