Pro Football Hall of Famer and former New York Giants linebacker Harry Carson will receive the John V. Mara Sportsman of the Year Award at the 83rd CYO Club of Champions Tribute dinner at the University Club in Manhattan June 6.
Carson finished with 19 sacks, 11 interceptions and 14 fumble recoveries, earning nine trips to the Pro Bowl in his 13 seasons with the Giants. A team captain for 10 seasons, Carson was a member of the Giants roster that captured Super Bowl XXI at the Rose Bowl in California in 1987.
Receiving the Gold Medal Award at the dinner will be John Buran, president and CEO of Flushing Financial Corp. and Flushing Bank
Proceeds from the dinner will support CYO programs in the archdiocese, which has more than 26,000 participants and over 3,000 volunteers representing over 150 parishes.
Contact Anne MacGillivray for more information on the dinner at 646-794-2433 or Anne.MacGillivray.archny.org
CYO New York is accepting Archdiocesan Sportsmanship Award nominations until May 3.
The winner will be announced May 17.
The sportsmanship award has been in existence since 2012-2013. St. Gregory Barbarigo, Garnerville, and St. Augustine, Ossining were the 2017-2018 winners.
Click here for more information.
CYO Staten Island is presenting Final Four Road to Victory on Saturday at 5 p.m. at the CYO Center at the Mount.
Attendees can watch the games and participate in bracket pools, raffles and contests for prizes.
CYO Staten Island is recognizing individuals at the event for their participation and contributions to CYO Staten Island. The recipients are Liam McGovern, a St. Charles eighth grader going to Msgr. Farrell High School in September; Michele Chahwan, a St. Joseph Hill Academy eighth grader; and Ron Markinson, a longtime coach at St. Ann.
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In case you missed it, here are the recaps from the CYO New York basketball and cheerleading championships from Catholic New York.
Click here for the basketball roundup.
Click here for the cheerleading roundup.
CYO Ulster has announced its spring programs.
— The CYO Four-Fun Program will offer a different activity each day on April 15-18 at the Catholic Charities Community Center Gymnasium in Kingston. The program for children in grades three through eight will have indoor soccer, April 15; wiffleball, April 16; flag football, April 17; and kickball, April 18. Cost is $35 per child.
— Recreational volleyball for children in grades three through 12 will be offered on Wednesdays from May 1 through June 19 at the Catholic Charities Community Center Gymasium. Children will learn and play volleyball in a fun, non-competitive way. Cost is $35 per child.
— Boys and girls instructional lacrosse for children in kindergarten through fifth grade will be held on June 7, 14, 21 and 28 at the Catholic Charities Community Center Gymnasium in Kingston and John A. Coleman High School in Hurley. No previous lacrosse experience is necessary. Cost is $35 per child.
Click here or call 845-340-9170, ext. 107, to learn more and register for these programs.
Varsity Overall Cheer: Our Lady Star of the Sea
Debs Overall Cheer: St. Clare
Biddy Overall Cheer: St. Charles
Varsity: St. Joseph-St. Thomas and St. John Neumann
Debs Large: St. Clare
Debs Small: St. Patrick
Itty Bitty: Our Lady Star of the Sea
Biddy Small: Blessed Sacrament
Biddy Large: Our Lady Star of the Sea
PHOTO BY MARY DIBIASE BLAICH
The College of Staten Island will serve again as the site for the CYO New York Cheerleading Championships on Saturday.
There are two sessions with the varsity and debs divisions competing in the morning session that begins at 9 a.m., and the biddy division will compete in the afternoon session that starts at 12:30 p.m.
Click here for the list of entrants.