October, 2015. The Notre Dame Football Family had the great opportunity to help make a wish come true for one of their biggest fans during the Navy game weekend. Jack Salmond is a 17-year old senior from Logan, Utah who wished to be a part of the Notre Dame Football Team for a game weekend. Accompanied by his parents Patty and Nyles and two of his sisters, Jack got to meet Coach Kelly, spend some time in meetings with the WR’s and attend practice on Thursday. Prior to the start of practice Thursday, Jack worked with the kickers to perfect his craft and nailed a FG in Notre Dame Stadium. Friday gave Jack and his family a chance to visit campus and eventually finish the day off on stage with the team at the Pep Rally followed by the team dinner. Gameday proved to be the most outstanding experience for Jack as he had the opportunity to walk with the team to the stadium, run out onto the field prior to kickoff and the culmination of the trip came when Jack got to be on the field with the team singing the alma-mater, arm-in-arm with the team… victorious! Thank for visiting us Jack! Here’s to you… our biggest fan in Logan, Utah!
Photo: Clockwise: Jack and Coach Kelly meeting for the first time; Fr. Jenkins and Jack on the sidelines during pregame; about to come out of the tunnel with the team; Jack and a pic of one of the best moments of the season so far; alma-mater with Sam Mustipher; and a kiss from the Navy cheerleaders before the game.