I am so grateful to all of our supporters who believe in our mission to make great memories possible for the 11,000 youth who participate annually in our programs. We rely on financial support to fund scholarships and to continue our excellence in programs. Tomorrow is a well-recognized global day of giving. I encourage you to participate in #Giving Tuesday! Here are two options for giving to CYO/Camp Howard:
- Support our scholarship programs: to give youth an opportunity to play sports or attend camp. (include the photo of girls attached)
- Give to the new dining hall at Camp Howard. Very close to my heart is our campaign to complete a new dining hall at Camp Howard: Mary’s Lodge. Please visit our GoFundMe Page where you can see the latest updates and contribute to the new Dining Hall.
Be sure to DOUBLE your donation by contacting your employer for a match. Securing an employer match is a great way to have your donation help even more youth☺.
I am deeply grateful for your support. Many blessings to you and your family as we approach the Christmas season.
November 18, 2017 • 8th Grade Girls Spike Championships
Home Team: St. Joseph’s (Vancouver, WA) (Red)
Coaches: Bart Hansen, Casey Moltrum, Eileen Stemple
Players: Alyssa, Caroline, Alexandra, Sydney, Alana, Tyra, Lauren, Renee, Bridget
Visiting Team: Cathedral (Navy)
Coach(s): Megan Aguon, Fergie Bush
Player first names:Maisie, Nathalie, Chloe, Harper, Elliott, Alli, Madeleine, Avery, Lily, Maggie
Set 1: St. Joseph 25 Cathedral 10
Set 2: St. Joseph 25 Cathedral 15
Game Highlights: The level of play at 8th grade is incredibly good with the teams showing off some incredible developed skills and talent. The power, finesse and technique of each individual girl comes together to form a wonderful team effort. The rally’s at this level are exceptionally fun to watch. We will see several of these girls on high school teams next year.
FINAL: St. Joseph, Vancouver in two.
Below: 2017 CYO Spike Volleyball Champions, 8th Grade Girls, St. Joseph, Vancouver, WA
Below: 2017 CYO Spike Volleyball Championships 8th grade girls 2nd place Cathedral
November 18, 2017 • 7th Grade Girls Spike Championships
Home Team: All Saints (Green)
Coach(s): Jody Just, Colleen Obryant
Player first names: Olivia, Ava, Logan, Shannon, Sarah, Molly, Alycia
Visiting Team: St. Joseph (Vancouver)(Red)
Coaches: Shari Eggleston, Becki Garrow, Ed Garrow
Players: Valerie, Drew, Jocelyn, Claire, Lauren, Natalie, Sophia, Kaitlyn, Ella, Emi, Harum
Set 1: 25 – 21 All Saints
Set 2: 25 – 14 All Saints
Game Highlights: An intense set between two powerhouse teams. The first coming to a close saw All Saints with 21 and St. Joseph with 19 as #30 was injured at the net with a foot/ankle twist? The momentum shifted to All Saints as they closed the first set 25- 21.
The second set opened with a 6-0 blitz before coach Garrow called a timeout to re-group. After 8 unanswered points, St. Joseph surged back into the game with 6 points of their own. St. Joseph’s stalled at 14 points as All Saints racked up the balance for the win.
FINAL: All Saints in 2
BELOW: CYO Spike Volleyball Champions 2017 All Saints
Below: 2017 CYO Spike Volleyball Championships 2nd place – St. Joseph’s (Vancouver, WA)
November 18, 2017 • 6th Grade Girls Spike Championships
Home Team: Holy Family (Red)
Coach(s): Allie Koleno, Katy Prewitt, Jeannie Swift, Leasa Wiebke
Player first names: Alejandra, Brooklyn, Kaitlin, Madison, Poppy, Kathleen, Haylina, Delainy
Visiting Team: Holy Trinity (Red)
Coaches: Lina Kwee-Nguyen & Anh Khoa Nguyen
Players: Alicia, Mikayla, Kendra, Leia, Adrienne, Ericka, Lauren, Mackenzie
Set 1: 25 – 23 Holy Family
Set 2: 25-16 Holy Trinity
Set 3:15-11 Holy Family
Set 1 tied 20 to 20 after 20 minutes of play, Holy Family won it by 2 in a very close contest. Holy Trinity came back and won the second game in a thriller that put the match into a third set. Both teams were warmed up when Holy Family came out with a 5point blitz. Holy Trinity answered, tied the score 5-5 until Holy Family called a timeout at 6-5 HT. Holy Family’s Hallina, led another blitz with 6 unanswered points bringing the score to 12-8, Holy Family. Though Holy Trinity fought tirelessly, they could not overcome Holy Family today in a third set that ended 15 – 11. Great volleyball!
FINAL: Holy Family 2 out of 3
BELOW: Holy Family 2017 CYO Spike Volleyball Championship Team
BELOW: Holy Trinity 2017 CYO Spike Volleyball Championships 2nd Place
November 18, 2017 – 5th Grade Girls Spike Volleyball Championships
Home Team: St. Clare (Navy)
Coach(s): Katherine Emerson, Tammy Olliver, Molly Schick
Player first names: Shannon, Charlotte, Sydney, Kate, Adeline, Francesca, Sofia, Mia, Anna, Riley, Rami, Gabriella
Visiting Team: Portland Christian (Purple)
Coaches: Tara Crearer, Lisa Singleterry, Kimberly Unger
Players: Alyssa, Alison, Adrianne, Meredith, Paige, Addison, Emma, Melody, Isabelle
Set 1: 25- 23 St. Clare
Set 2: 25 – 20 Portland Christian
Set 3: 15 – 9 St. Clare
Game Highlights: These two teams came out of regular season play with a very close scoring game with St. Clare having the edge. Both teams showed remarkable skills in all aspects of the games given their grade level. They are well down the path of some great volleyball.
FINAL: St. Clare 2 out of 3
BELOW: St. Clare 5th Grade CYO Volleyball Spike Champions 2017
BELOW: Portland Christian 5th Grade CYO Volleyball Spike Championships 2nd Place 2017
November 18, 2017 • 4th Grade Girls Spike Championships
Home Team: Valley Catholic (Royal Blue)
Coach(s): Trinity Baumgartner, Julie Campbell, Karen Kustritz
Player first names: Mehneka, Ansha, Ella, Iman, Julianne, Sahana, Isabelle, Zola
Visiting Team: St. Clare (Red)
Coaches: Jessica Falken, Kristin Jondahl, Frank O’Mahony
Players: Sara, Sophia, Grace, Hadley, Addison, Sloan, Emily, Reese, Susie
Set 1: 25-15 Valley Catholic
Set 2: 25 -9 Valley Catholic
Game Highlights: Two well coached teams with lots of very good rally action between them. The skills learned in third grade have been kicked up a huge notch this year for both teams! Some incredible ball control & saves on Valley Catholic team made the difference.
FINAL: Valley Catholic in two
BELOW: Valley Catholic 4th Grade CYO Volleyball Spike Champions!
Below: St. Clare 4th Grade CYO Spike Volleyball 2nd place!