LSU vs. ULL

2017 Wally Pontiff Jr. Classic
LSU Tigers vs UL Ragin Cajuns
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
7:00 PM Baby Cake Stadium (Formerly Zephyrs Stadium) Metairie, LA

We expect this game to be even bigger than last year, remember to get to the ballpark early! Please click here for more details

Remembering Wally

Remembering Wally

 

"EVERYBODY'S ALL-AMERICAN"

 

Wallace V. (Wally) Pontiff Jr.

Born November 18, 1980
Died July 24, 2002

 

Wallace V. “Wally” Pontiff, Jr., Captain of the LSU Baseball Team and a 1999 graduate of Jesuit High School, died on Wednesday, July 24, 2002. Beloved Son of Wallace V. “Wally” Pontiff, Sr. and Theresa “Terry” Bordelon Pontiff. Brother of Nicholas E. Pontiff and Haley T. Pontiff. Grandson of Doris Scott Bordelon and the late Emerick Bordelon, Lawrence and Elizabeth Pontiff. Beloved Nephew of Alvin J. Pontiff, Lawrence F. and Charlene Pontiff, Jo Ann Pontiff, Connie and Bobby Geneste, Eddie and Elizabeth Coe, Beverly and William Garrity, Joel and Bob Berg.

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HE WAS CALLED "EVERYBODY'S ALL-AMERICAN" BY HIS HALL OF FAME COLLEGE COACH. HE WAS CALLED A GIFT FROM GOD BY NEIGHBORS, TEAMMATES, FRIENDS AND FAMILY. WALLY PONTIFF JR. WAS BORN AND RAISED IN NEW ORLEANS AND HIS LIFE WAS, IN MANY WAYS, A METAPHOR FOR THE LIFE OF AN AMERICAN BOY. HE LOVED HIS FAMILY, HIS CIRCLE OF FRIENDS, AND PERHAPS ABOVE ALL, HIS FAITH AND HIS BASEBALL. HE WAS A TWO-TIME ALL-STATE PLAYER AT JESUIT HIGH SCHOOL BEFORE HE WENT ON TO PLAY FOR THE 2000 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM AT LSU. HE PLAYED IN THE PRESTIGIOUS CAPE CODE LEAGUE, AND THEN HE WAS DRAFTED BY THE OAKLAND A'S. WALLY PONTIFF HAD THE WORLD IN THE POCKET OF HIS MITT. THEN, SUDDENLY, HE DIED IN HIS SLEEP AT THE AGE OF TWENTY-ONE. HIS FUNERAL WAS DESCRIBED AS THE BIGGEST THAT MANY HAD EVER SEEN. AS PEOPLE BEGAN TO TALK AND REMINISCE ABOUT WALLY AND THE IMPACT HE HAD ON THEIR LIVES, THE STORIES BEGAN TO EMERGE. HERE WAS A YOUNG MAN WO TOUCHED MORE PEOPLE DURING HIS BRIEF TIME ON THIS EARTH THAN MOST PEOPLE CAN HOPE FOR IN A FULL LIFETIME.

 

LOOK FOR THE NEW BOOK

 

He Touched 'Em All

"Wally Pontiff Jr. - an abbreviated life"

 

 

On Sale at Amazon.com

or contact Connie @ 504.324.9967

 

 

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Ron captures Wally Pontiff's memory and love of Tiger Baseball in this memorable piece of artwork. The print signed by Ron Atwood is available with a contribution of $85 or more to the Wally Pontiff Endowed Scholarship Fund.

 

 

T-SHIRTS AVAILABLE

 

 

 

 

 

Wally T-Shirts Now on Sale
$10
If mailed, add an additional $5 for shipping and handling.
Pick up available in Metairie.
Contact Connie or Bob Geneste at
(504) 888-8022 or (504) 884-3131.