RIVALRY DAY! Park vs. Friends

RIVALRY DAY! Park vs. Friends

We welcome Friends School to Old Court Road for our fourth annual Rivalry Day — Saturday, October 12! Dress for a white out — wearing all white, or your Brown and White Day t-shirt (information below). 

Park captured its third consecutive Rivalry Day Cup last fall, and we're excited to compete against Friends again for Rivalry Day 2019

The terms of Rivalry Day are simple: we play a lineup of games with our longstanding rivals, Friends School, keep track of the outcomes, and the school with the better record claims bragging rights until the next Rivalry Day. In 2018, our athletes prevailed (4.5-2.5) out of the 7 contests — and played with tenacity, skill, and dedication all day.

The greatest outcome of the day each year is seeing students from K-12, parents, employees, and alumni contributing to the wonderful spirit of this cross-community event with Friends School. From our Lower School athletes giving us a halftime show on the turf field, to our energetic mascot — our entire community helped make the day a success and helped support our teams in capturing our second Rivalry Cup!

This year there will be food for sale (click HERE for details), a snack shack by the Bruin Athletic Council, and games and contests (and prizes!) throughout the day!

See below for this year’s schedule.

Strive On!

Friday, October 11

Girls' Varsity Tennis 4 p.m. — Stevenson University Greenspring Campus

Varsity Girls' Cross Country 4:15 p.m. — Sugar Campus

Reveal of the Bruin’s new name! (approximately 6:45 p.m.)


Boys’ JV Soccer 8:30 a.m. — Kelly Field

Boys’ Varsity Cross Country: Gunpowder Invitational 11:45 a.m. — Gunpowder Falls State Park

MS Boys’ A/B Soccer 9 a.m. — Boys’ Varsity Field

MS Girls’ Soccer 9:15 a.m. — Girls’ Varsity Field

MS Field Hockey 9:30 a.m. — Tompkins Field

Girls’ Varsity Soccer 10:15 a.m — Kelly Field

Varsity Field Hockey 12 p.m. — Kelly Field

Boys’ Varsity Soccer 1:30 p.m. — Kelly Field


Park will have a rally point with tables/tent near the Kelly Field turf. Please look for this spot! Meet up with friends, family, teachers, and alumni!


Food/snack/drink options will be available for purchase. Dawn and her cafeteria team will be set up near Kelly Field. See menu hereAnd/or bring something to share.


Park's regular parking lots will be available.


  • Bring a donation of gently used soccer equipment for Soccer Without Borders. Equipment drive organized by Park/Friends Varsity Girls’ Soccer teams.
  • Park’s Alumni Council and the student Bruin Athletic Council will be offering face painting and poster making
  • Mascot Challenge during halftime of 10:15 a.m. Girls’ Varsity Soccer game
  • Lower School Field Hockey takes the field at halftime of the 12 p.m. Field Hockey game
  • Lower School Challenge during 1:30 p.m. Boys’ Varsity Soccer game
  • Rivalry Day Cup winner presentation following the 1:30 p.m. Boys’ Varsity Soccer game


It’s a white-out!

Wear your Park gear!
Visit the Park Store this week for a selection of spirit wear: shirts, shorts, and more! Go Bruins! And the Store will be on site during Rivalry Day.

The Upper School Bruin Athletic Council has called for a white-out — and will be selling t-shirts by Kelly Field! Wear white to show your school spirit!

The Parents’ Association will have Park swag on hand, too! 


Beat Friends!


Park School, Park School, Hear thy sons and daughters greet thee, 
We a loyal band and true come singing, To our Alma Mater our praise bringing 
Park School, Park School, High we’ll raise our flag and long cheer, 
As we’re marching on to vict’ry ‘neath the Brown and White.

Park School, Park School All our lessons hard we learn there, 
Algebra and Latin lie in wait and History and English keeps us late in 
Park School, Park School, But our motto still is “Strive on,” 
As we’re marching on to vict’ry ‘neath the Brown and White.

(Verse 3 only sung by Alumni)

Park School, Park School, When our course is done we leave thee,
Still thy mem'ry lingers in each heart With thoughts of happy days before we part from
Park School, Park School, When we're old and gray we'll still cheer,
As we're marching on to vict'ry 'neath the Brown and White.

Isaac A. Oppenheim, one of Park’s founders, composed “Park School” in 1913, with lyrics by Eugene Randolph Smith.