CYO Cross Country Championships Being Held at Van Cortlandt Park

The final two CYO New York cross country meets of the fall are approaching.

The CYO Upstate Cross Country Championships are Saturday at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx with the first race scheduled for 9 a.m.

Runners will return to Van Cortlandt Park Nov. 3 for the CYO Archdiocese of New York Cross Country Championships. Course walk and warmups start at 11 a.m., followed by the first race at 12:30 p.m.

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CYO XC Carnival at Bowdoin

The CYO New York Cross Country Carnival is scheduled for Saturday at Bowdoin Park in Wappingers Falls.

The first race is 4:30 p.m. at the site for state high school federation cross country championships.

Following this event is the CYO Upstate Championships on Oct. 27 and the CYO Archdiocese of New York Championships on Nov. 3. Both events are at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx.

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CYO Soccer Clinic in Esopus

Ulster County CYO is partnering with the Mount Academy boys soccer team and coach George Vizvary in holding a CYO 1-Day Soccer Clinic at Mount Academy in Esopus on Saturday, Sept. 29 from 10 a.m. to noon.

The clinic is open to children ages 7 to 14 and costs $5 per child.

Vizvary played for the Hungarian national team and later coached SUNY Ulster to two national junior college men’s soccer championships. He won over 500 matches in his coaching career at SUNY Ulster.

Vizvary also coached the New York Fever of the A-League.

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CYO News on Staten Island

CYO Staten Island is offering basketball and bowling during the fall.

Bowling begins Sept. 24 and is open for children in kindergarten through eighth grade.

Biddy basketball, children in kindergarten through second grade, will have a tournament in October to fight breast cancer. A preseason scrimmage slam for boys and girls in grades three through eight starts Oct.5.

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Laps for Love Starts Running Season

Sarah Flynn, a rising senior and national champion relay runner at The Ursuline School, is organizing a charity event called Laps for Love, the first event listed on the 2018 CYO New York cross country schedule on Sept. 9 from noon-3 p.m. at Iona Preparatory School in New Rochelle.

The event is open to men and women of all ages. All of the men will be running or walking to raise money for Right to Play charity, and all of the women will be raising money for Girls on the Run.

Click here to learn more about the event and see the complete 2018 CYO New York cross country schedule.

CYO Chess in New York

CYO New York and Chess at Three have partnered to bring the Chess at Three program to archdiocese schools and parishes.

Chess at Three, which currently is teaching over 14,000 children in 28 states across the country, is the only program in the world to teach chess to children as young as three.

Over 100 countries and the International Olympic Committee recognize chess as a sport.

Click here to learn how to bring Chess at Three to your parish and school, or contact CYO New York Director of Operations Seth Peloso at (646) 794-2050 or