CYO New York Offering Discounted Tickets to Hersheypark for 2018

CYO New York and Hersheypark are teaming up to offer CYO Friends & Family discounted tickets to the park in Pennsylvania.

CYO Friends & Family can purchase tickets for the CYO New York rate of $41.50, saving $26.30 per ticket. Prepaid meal tickets are available at $12.99 per person.

Tickets, which are increasing by $5 on March 1, are valid for one day at the park between April 27 and Sept. 30, 2018.

Click here for more information.


CYO Winter Track Begins

CYO NY winter track practices started Monday at Mount St. Michael Academy in the Bronx and will continue each Monday through March 15 at Mount St. Michael from 6-7:30 p.m.

Additional practices and meets may be added. Forty-seven athletes participated in the first practice.

Registration is still open for winter track as well as the 2018 spring track season.

Click here to register for the winter and spring seasons.


Pat Joyce Memorial Tournament Surpasses $10,000 Over 8 Years

The Pat Joyce Memorial CYO Boys Basketball Tournament surpassed raising $10,000 over eight years with the money donated in Pat Joyce’s name to the Tree House, a Westchester County Bereavement Center.

Joyce, a husband and father of two daughters, lost his life fighting a fire as a Yonkers fireman in October 2009. Patrick Woods, Joyce’s CYO coach at St. Margaret of Cortona in 1984, started the tournament with Billy McLoughlin of Annunciation and Dan Harrigan of St. Joseph’s.

The eighth annual tournament, featuring 12 CYO teams of sixth and eighth grade boys, took place Dec. 26-30 with preliminary games at St. Margaret of Cortona in Riverdale, Annunciation in Crestwood and St. Joseph’s in Bronxville. The championship games were at Fordham Prep, where Joyce attended high school, and were won by St. Catherine’s of Blauvelt (eighth grade) and Annunciation (sixth grade).

Pat Joyce’s nephews – Matthew, Regan and Will Brunner – competed in the tournament with St. Peter’s of River Edge, N.J.

Bishop Named Shining Star

Eileen Bishop was named an adult shining star for her work with the St. Augustine’s CYO basketball program by Catholic Charities Community Services at the second annual Ulster County CYO Shining Stars Awards in Kingston.

Nearly 130 people attended the event recognizing youths and adults for their contributions to their parishes.