Special Guest Arielle Irvin for Bastille Day Celebration

Several of you new players may not have had the privilege to get to know a really great guy named Patrick Irvin.

Unfortunately, Patrick passed away in late 2020, but he will be remembered by those of us who knew him as one of the nicest people you would ever want to play pétanque with.

During our Bastille Day Celebration at the French Legation, I am happy to announce that we will be joined by Patrick's lovely daughter, Arielle.

My whole life pétanque held a special place in my father’s heart. There was never a time he was without his pétanque balls. They went everywhere with him. He cherished his time playing and thoroughly enjoyed the game. He even got me playing when I was little! It was also something he and my brother shared a love of. I’m glad he found a community in Austin that loved it as much as he did.

Arielle Irvin ‧ Patrick's Daughter

I know Arielle is eager to meet Patrick's pétanque-playing buddies on Saturday. Maybe you can tell her one of you favorite stories about Patrick. I'm sure she would like that.

Bastille Day Celebration at the French Legation

Saturday, July 10 from 11AM to 3PM