Diocesan News

Diocese of Brooklyn To Celebrate Catholic Education With Annual Game at Coney Island Ballpark

Principals from the Diocese of Brooklyn schools and the priests they work closely with, hold a practice game at Maimonides Park in Coney Island in anticipation for their showdown on Wednesday, June 28. (Photo: Jessica Easthope)

by The Tablet Staff

CONEY ISLAND — DeSales Media, in conjunction with the Diocese of Brooklyn, will host a celebration of Catholic schools in Brooklyn and Queens Wednesday, June 28 starting at 6 p.m. at Maimonides Park, home of the Brooklyn Cyclones, at 1904 Surf Avenue in Coney Island.

Bishop Robert Brennan and Deacon Kevin McCormack, diocesan superintendent of schools, will lead Tablet Appreciation Night, the pre-game awards ceremony honoring 62 Catholic elementary school salutatorians and valedictorians. Students will also be recognized for excellence in art and writing for their contributions to Tablet, Jr., a monthly insert in The Tablet newspaper written and designed by students. Christine Persichette, anchor of NET-TV’s Currents News, will present seven students with these special honors.

Before the start of the Cyclones game against the Jersey Shore BlueClaws, a softball game between the “Collars” and the “Scholars,” will take place on the baseball diamond. This match-up will feature a competitive contest between priests and school administrators.

A special Superintendent Kevin McCormack bobblehead will be distributed to fans attending the game in support of Catholic education.

Catholic Schools Night at Maimonides Park is sponsored by the DeSales Media Group. The Catholic Telemedia Network (CTN), a subsidiary of DeSales Media, is sponsoring the student awards ceremony.

Students from Good Shepherd Catholic Academy were thrilled when Tablet Jr. was published featuring their work. (Photo: Catholic Telemedia Services)