Last week as the school year came to its close, I had the privilege of attending our Annual Sports Awards Night. I have always been impressed by the array of sports that are available to our parish youth and the skills and valuable life lessons that are learned through sports. One of the most important lessons is the art of winning and the art of losing.
As I was enjoying the Awards Ceremony and celebrating with our student athletes and their families, I was struck by the number of people involved in our sports program. I always knew that a lot of adults volunteer to make it all happen, but I never really appreciated just how many adults are involved. Ninety-three coaches were recognized by name at the Sports Awards Night. I know that there are even more who serve our youth in unofficial ways and that number does not reflect the parents and grandparents who serve as chauffeurs, snack providers, scheduling and logistical engineers and cheerleaders.
It takes a parish to offer our youth the opportunities that Christ the King is able to offer. Thank you to each and every adult who has served as a coach and mentor to the youth during this past year. In the name of the parish, I extend a special thank you to Brant Yeskie for serving as Athletic Director and to our Sports Committee Members and Coordinators.
Congratulations to Grace Felts and Wade McAllister who were awarded the Esther K. and Donald J. Marietta Award. The award was established by the Marietta family in 1999 to recognize graduating CKS 8th graders who exemplify the values imparted through CYO sports.
Together, as a parish, we form ‘Team Jesus” and in Him we have the best coach ever. Don’t forget that we schedule regular practices for all the members of the team every Saturday afternoon at 5:00 p.m. and every Sunday at 8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Don’t miss a practice or you’ll miss some important game plays!
We wish all students, teachers and administrators a safe and peaceful summer break.
See you at Mass!