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.