Wanderers Return From Successful Recruiting
Trip Down Under
Wissahickon Wanderer recruiters scored a coup when they traveled
to New Zealand and Australia on a recruiting trip in July.
They signed up a new mascot, Toa, for athletic competitions
in the Pacific rim countries.
really too far for Snowy to travel, and Toa is the perfect
replacement in these situations," said Rock Steady.
Toa, a Staffordshire terrier, especially impressed the Wanderers
during field trials in Queenstown, New Zealand. Toa was taken
out by Wet Hen for a 20-minute hike, and he responded by throwing
up, and then being put on bed rest for two days. "I think
Toa will fit into the Wanderers Organization quite nicely"
said Rock Steady.
The Wanderers were not so successful in wooing their other
New Zealand prospect, Syd Radcliffe. Recruiters were salivating
at the prospect of signing up Syd, who has finished in the
top-third of the grueling cross New Zealand (100-miles) race.
However, Syd, as a professional chef, was concerned about
the nutritional standards set by the Wanderers. Syd baulked
at the Wanderers nutritional program and especially the credentials
of team nutritional director, Tom "Pieman" Humphrey.
The Pieman's curriculum vitae consists solely of attendance
at one nutrition workshop at Fresh Fields grocery store and
membership in good standing with both the Dunkin Donuts and
the Tim Horton frequent buyer programs (as
reported on the Wanderers BBS)
"Were hoping that Syd will reconsider, but we
understand his concern," Rock Steady said.
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