Youth Events 2-2-12

Basketball tournament

St. Patrick will serve as one of the host sites for the annual St. Mary Center’s East End Basketball Tournament to be held on Feb. 4 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Celtic Center Gymnasium, 1000 North Beckley Station Road.
Volunteers of all ages and skill levels are welcome as scorekeepers, photographers, floor maintenance workers, concession stand workers and cheerleaders. The tournament’s motto is “Everyone plays. Everyone wins.” The St. Patrick fourth-grade students will conduct interviews with the basketball players throughout the day.
St. Mary’s Center serves more than 150 adults and teens from the Louisville area with intellectual disabilities. Teams participating in the tournament will represent agencies such as St. Mary’s, who provide services for the intellectually disabled of the community.

Donation

Fourth-grade students at Notre Dame Academy collected 132 coats for the Burlington Coat Factory coat collection. The retail store hosted a drive to collect 1,000,000 gently used coats nationwide to help those in need this winter.

Business club

The National Business Honor Society Governing Council has approved a charter application from Mercy Academy.

Theater

Assumption High School will put on the BLOOM (Bring Life Onstage/Offstage for Ministry) Theatre Project production of “Green Space,” a play written and produced by Assumption students, faculty, staff and alumnae. This year’s BLOOM Theatre Project is centered around environmental issues.
Public performances are Feb. 3 at 7 p.m. and Feb. 5 at 2 p.m. in Assumption High School’s Humana Foundation Performing & Fine Arts Center, located at 2170 Tyler Lane. Admission to the show is free. To reserve a free ticket, visit http://www.ahsrocket .org or call 458-9551.
This original production is part of the BLOOM Theatre Project, Assumption’s social justice theatre program produced by the Rose Theatre Company in conjunction with the school’s Mission Week. The BLOOM Theatre Project received national attention as the recipient of the 2011 National Catholic Educational Association Today’s Catholic Teacher Award for Innovations in Education.

Perfect 300

Trinity High School senior Mike Gesler bowled a perfect 300 game on Jan. 27 in a match versus Scott County at Ten Pin Lanes. This is the first varsity 300 in school history and only the third perfect game for any high school bowler this season.

Super Bowl coach

Chad O’Shea, a 1991 graduate from St. Xavier High School, will be coaching for the New England Patriots in this weekend’s Super Bowl. O’Shea was hired by the Patriots in February 2009 as the receivers coach. This is his 9th season as an NFL coach. He previously worked for the Minnesota Vikings and the Kansas City Chiefs.

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