The Mission of the Catholic Youth Apostolate is to help all young people hear the Gospel message of Jesus Christ and to help all young people actively respond to the Gospel message and enthusiastically participate in the mission of Jesus Christ and His Church.
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FREE SLU Billiken Tix to Celebrate Catholic Education Night

Saturday, February 20th at 7pm at Chaifetz Arena

St. Louis University vs Fordham University

Celebrate Catholic Education Night

St. Louis University has given the CYC a limited amount of FREE Tickets!!! - 1st come, 1st serve!   To obtain free tickets, email buzzswanston@archstl.org Give your name, parish and # of tickets you will definitely use. If any of the tickets will be used by a 7th thur 12 grader, NCAA regulations require we give the name and birth date of that child to SLU. So send that along. Buzz will reply to your email to confirm you can pick up the tickets that night at Gate A - Will Call table.
 

6 Courts going at once - Welcome to Spirit Basketball

     Spirit Basketball Games took place Saturday, February 6 at the Center St. Louis.  After an opening ceremony that included words from NBA star and one of St. Louis' finest basketball players, Jahidi White, 5 girls and 10 boys teams from the 5 CYC districts each played 2 games.  At 5:15 and 6:30 you could look down the length of the building and see 6 games going on at once.  Jahidi was later joined by fellow Champions League and another NBA/St. Louis basketball great Larry Hughes.  Jahidi and Larry interacted with the kids, signed shirts and talked basketball.  Players signed the big Spirit Poster and a drawing for 2 autographed balls was held.  Kennedy Moore and Ollie Lloyd, both of North County won the basketballs.

     We want to thank the South Central district who hosted the event, along with the score keepers and officials.  It was a fun evening for all.

My Son Didn't Start Today

CLICK HERE if you would like to read an interesting perspective from a parent who is a high school athletic director as he watches his son play youth sports.

RAS found in teammate, Spirit teams and a Blues fan

    

     Random Acts of Sportsmanship (RAS) were found in numerous places recently.

     The 5th grade boys team at St. Gerard Majella had a rough start to their basketball season.  They didn't win a game in January.  Then the first weekend in February they were playing well, passing well, cheering each other on and playing together.  So at halftime Coach Mura's team decided they would work to get every player on the team a basket.  With 3 minutes left in the game, everyone except Joe had scored.  It was Joe's turn to come out of the game.  One of his teammates, Kyle Brown, recognized that Joe hadn't scored yet.  He went to Coach Mura and offered to give up his own playing tome so Joe would have a chance to score.  Joe was so appreciative.  Joe stayed in the game and did score before the end of the game.  It was a successful game not because of the win, but because they played as a team.  They could see past the scoreboard and are learning to be selfless in order to help each other.  Way to go Kyle and all the team members of St. Gerard's team.

     We thank Coach Marty Daesch of Holy Redeemer for recognizing his opponent's sportsmanship at the Spirit Basketball Games on Saturday, February 6th.  Marty described his boy's team as being "too spirited" at times during their two games.  He said his opponents, South County, coached by Sandy Rezek, Tony Davis and Kevin Smith and St. Charles, coached by Justin Duley and Chuck Kohnen were very good sports and made sure the Spirit Games had great spirit toward each other. 

      Finally, CLICK HERE to see the genuine selflessness of a young Blues fan that has just received a stick from Jori Lehtera.  He turns around and gives it to an even younger Blues fan who was hoping to get a stick from the players as they came off the ice.  The Blues saw this clip and have found the first young boy and are going to reward him for his compassion.  This young boy has lived the bible verse, "Give and it shall be given to you."  Luke 6:38. 

        So now we are asking you to give... that is give us details on the Random Acts of Sportsmanship you witness at the CYC games you attend.  We want to reward and encourage all our players, coaches, officials and fans to always display good sportsmanship.  When you see that, please email buzzswanston@archstl.org a brief description of the action and who all was involved.  We believe Good Sportsmanship makes Great Sports!    

    

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