The Msgr. McClancy H.S., East Elmhurst, girls’ varsity basketball team took part in the “Walk a Mile in Their Shoes” campaign in McCarren Park, Greenpoint, on Sept. 10 – World Suicide Prevention Day.
The team walked with the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians to support Pieta House NYC and create awareness about suicide and self-harm prevention, as well as to honor a close friend. Pieta House provides a free, therapeutic approach to people who are in suicidal distress and those who engage in self-harm.
More information on Pieta House is available by visiting www.pietahouse.org or calling 718-482-0001.
Xaverian H.S., Bay Ridge, hosted its 29th annual P.O. Hoban Memorial Run on Sept. 17. The five-mile run, a September tradition, keeps alive the memory of P.O. Christopher Hoban, ’80, who gave his life in the line of duty in 1988 at the age of 26.
The race started and finished at the school while traversing the Shore Road Promenade bicycle path and Third Avenue. Runners also had the option of participating in a 5K, Kids Dashes and the Tina Hoban Hat Walk.
Officer Hoban was killed during an undercover narcotics operation buy-and-bust on Oct. 18, 1988. A year later, the police alumni of Xaverian established the race to remember Hoban, who also attended Our Lady of Perpetual Help School, Sunset Park.
The race also serves the purpose of being the primary fundraiser for the Hoban Scholarship, a fund organized by Xaverian’s police alumni that provides tuition assistance to sons and daughters of NYPD officers to attend the school.