A message from our CYO Director Mary Anne Pagnani:
St Catharine’s CYO is excited to begin the 2014-15 basketball season with our brand new floor. In case you missed the midsummer activities, All-Boro Flooring of the Bronx removed and replaced the original floor and refinished the stage floor during August. Many thanks to Philip Traynor of West Nyack and his crew for their excellent workmanship, Dom Marangi & Marangi Disposal for their generosity, and Mary McLaughlin and Dave Dinan for their guidance in seeing this project through to the end. The parish will now have the full benefit of a new floor for years to come which was fully paid for by the CYO but which has now left us with a major hole in our yearly budget. We will be holding various fundraisers throughout the coming months and we ask for your generosity in supporting this major ministry for our children. Our CYO & REC programs currently provide a healthy outlet for over 200 kids a season as well as being a major supporter of St Catharine’s parish as a whole.
Our 1st events will be:
St Catharine’s CYO Day - Saturday 11/8 from 1-3 pm in the gymWe will have various fun contests for the kids, raffles, and other activities. Our new T-shirts will also be available for purchase. Please be sure to bring the whole family!CYO MASS - Sunday 11/9 at 4:30 pmAll players should wear their CYO jerseys and we urge every one to attend!
Special CYO Mass
in celebration of the opening of our season
Sunday, November 9th at 4:30 pm
Mandatory attendance by all CYO participants and coaches. CYO players should wear their jerseys.
Believe 2 Achieve
How do you like our new gym floor?
New St. Catharine's Basketball tee shirts will be available for sale this season as part of our new fundraising efforts to help recover expenses and keep our registration costs down. Please continue to support our great program by purchasing a shirt and attending all of our fundraising events. Thank you!
Dick's Sporting Goods
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St. Catharine's Day will be 11/15...more info soon (20% off most items on that day)
Visit the NCAA's Kid's Club website for Practice Tips, Drills, and Video Demos. This is an outstanding website and a must visit for all our CYO players, parents, and coaches! <<< Click on the chalkboard
Our CYO Prayer
Lord, let all gathered here today know, that we do so in Your name. Allow us to understand the meaning of our participation in this CYO activity. Make us aware of our responsibilities to all concerned, so we may grow and develop in the full reality of Christian formation. Grant us a personal acceptance of the dignity of all individuals. Above all, let us in all things demonstrate the true spirit of the "generous winner" and the "gracious loser". AMEN.
CYO CODE OF ETHICS
CYO athletic competition is a means of training young people to enjoy healthful sports.
The goal is to help CYO players learn to respect opponents, officials and spectators.
Saint Catharine's CYO & Rec Basketball Blauvelt, NY