Fr. O’Brian blesses golf cart, ushers in new age of student transportation
Yesterday afternoon, Fr. Kevin O’Brien, gave a commencement blessing in Red Square to the Center for Student Programming’s new golf cart.
“I have to say this is my first time blessing a golf cart,” Father O’Brien admitted at the onset of the blessing. Despite O’Brien’s apprehensions, however, it appears the Lord smiled on those assembled on that blustery afternoon, “This [golf cart] is so blessed right now,” said O’Brien. “There will definitely be no accidents.”
Former GUSA President, Clara Gustafson (SFS’13), relieved the blessing went off without a hitch, said, “You know as students we need all the protection we can get.”
The cart, which was funded by the GUSA Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee at the 2013 Budget Summit, is the first cart on campus intended exclusively for student groups.
The cart will be available for student use through the CSP tomorrow. All drivers must be at least 18 years of age, have a valid driver’s license, and, to Vox’s relief, complete the Student Activities Golf Cart Certification. Vox shudders at the thought of some of you joyriding around campus at the speed of a lazy bicyclist.
Following the blessing, Gustafson led a sparkling cider commencement toast for the newest addition to Georgetown’s golf cart armada: “To all the students whose tuition paid for this golf cart…”