San Diego-based Molly and Ted Eldredge, parents of SCU water polo players Annie Eldredge ’19 and Ford Eldredge ’23, extended another offer, inviting the cycling team to stay for two nights in their vacation home in McCall, Idaho.
“I’m looking at the route map and, my gosh, they are so close to our cabin, maybe 45 minutes away!” recalls Molly Eldredge, whose daughter was a first-year student on the women’s polo team when Julian passed away.
“There’s such a sense of community around Julian and his family and the amazing person he was,” says Molly, who like the Lennoxes, will be attending this weekend’s tournament. “All of us are so moved by Julian’s life and legacy.”
Mark and Jamie McClone, parents of water polo players Casidhe McClone ’14 and Graham McClone ’17—the latter a teammate of Julian’s who is joining two dozen others for the ride’s last leg on Friday from San Francisco to Santa Clara—hosted meals for the team in Gualala, Mendocino County.
“What we are doing is nothing compared to the effort of their coast-to-coast trip,” says Jamie McClone. “This is a healing journey. We can do so much with our pain, and they have chosen to take their loss and turn it into something so positive. They just keep giving back.”