Join us this summer at Camp Howard for a week of making friends, experiencing the great outdoors and fantastic fun designed just for you! Rated “Best Camp Food” by the campers! #CampHoward
Congratulations to the six Jesuit Seniors, former CYO athletes, who signed on February 7th to compete in sports in college.
Left to right: Evan, Joe, Will, Sara, Emily & Anna. See below for their sports and colleges they will be attending.
Emily Buchholz, Fordham University, Crew
Anna Fanelli, Colorado College, Basketball
Joseph Quillin, Air Force Academy, Football
Sara Sanders, Oregon State University, Track & Field
Will Spitznagel, University of Oregon, Baseball
Evan Wyno, Marquette University, Lacross
We invite parents of seniors from all high schools to share their school’s CYO athletic college signings photos and details with us. We would like to blog about all of our CYO seniors who will be competing in college.
Spotlight on Rhonda Shelby – CYO & Camp Howard supporter and volunteer!
CYO and Camp Howard programs operate due to the amazing support of over 1,500 volunteers across the Portland Metro and SW Washington area. Over 11,000 youth participate in our programs annually due to your support and volunteers like Rhonda Shelby.
A few member of the CYO team got a chance to visit with Rhonda to learn more about her family’s participation in CYO Sports and Camp Howard. Below are links to two short video clips.
Rhonda Shelby – Sports Teaser Trailer: https://youtu.be/AwQPd0oBiuw
Rhonda Shelby – Camp Teaser Trailer: https://youtu.be/AKp6L_pnzs0
Thank you Holy Trinity students and faculty for your warm reception and promotion of Camp Howard!
I was thrilled to find this wonderful document about the Christian perspective on sport and the human person. I have long believed that sports are crucial to the school day, that contests help promote schools AND that occasional games on Sunday’s, outside of Mass times, are a wholesome and appropriate activity for youth. Please enjoy the following short excerpt taken from the document:
“The Church has been engaged in dialogue with sport from the earliest years of its existence. It is well known that St. Paul used sports metaphors to explain the Christian life to the Gentiles. In the medieval period, lay Catholics played games and sports on feast days, which accounted for a good deal of the year, as well as on Sundays. Such play found theological support in the writing of Thomas Aquinas who argued that there can be “a virtue about games” because virtue has to do with moderation. A virtuous person, by this account, should not be working all the time, but also needs time for play and recreation. The humanists of the Renaissance and the early Jesuits made use of Thomas Aquinas’ understanding of virtue when they decided that students needed time for play and recreation during the course of the school day. This was the original rationale for the inclusion of play and sports in educational institutions in the Western world.”
The beautiful document is worthy of a read by of us! Enjoy!
November 17, 2018 Sixth Grade Girls Spike Championships
Home Team: St.Pius X (Green/Black), Coach: TomMcKeen, Players: Kaci, Ana, Emery, Jaycee, Keely, Grace, Elle,Brittney, Destiny, Kendal, Madison, Delanie, Helena
Visitor Team: St.Clare, Coach: Theresa Dreves,Stephen Hunt, Tammy Ollivier, Molly Schick Players: Katherine,Shannon, Charlotte, Sydney, Francesca, Sofia, Mia, Anna, Riley, Rami, Norah,Gabriella
Set 1: 25 – 20 St. Clare
Set 2: 25 – 23
St. Clare dominated the first game and had St. Pius X down by 7 toward the end of the second game. Pius came back but could not get close enough to stop St. Clare from taking it in 2
November 17, 2018 CYO Volleyball Championships Portland, OR
Home Team: St. Joseph (Vancouver) (Red) Coaches: Ronan Eggleston, Shari Eggleston, Gretchen Nwoke Players: Evelyn, Paige, Lizandra, Madelyn, Ezinay, Lyla,Gracie, Malia
Visiting Team: Holy Trinity (Red)
Coach: Tara Cenova Players: Samantha, Josie, Hadley, Maya,Alessandra, Amira, Katie, Skylar Coaches: Ronan Eggleston, Shari Eggleston, Gretchen Nwoke
Scores: Set 1: 25-17 St Joseph, Set 2: 25 – 20 Holy Trinity, Set 3: 15 – 12 Holy Trinity
Highlights: Third grade volleyball is best defined as who can consistently serve and “one bump” over the net. Both teams did a very good job in their championship game and a keen eye could see future “players” in the making. Both teams will be fun to watch in the coming years. Today it went to Holy Trinity.