St. John’s Hoops Teams Raise Cancer Awareness

The St. John’s University, Jamaica, men’s and women’s basketball teams partnered with the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation (PCRF) on Saturday, Sept. 24 for the sixth annual Dribble for the Cure event.

Inaugural CYO Hall of Fame Class Announced

When new Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) director Rob Caldera took over in July, 2013, one of his main goals was to establish a CYO Hall of Fame. That vision has become a reality, and the CYO’s inaugural Hall of Fame dinner dance will take place Friday, May 16 at the Immaculate Conception Center, Douglaston. The […]

Keeping a Summer Tradition Alive

During the summer months on the Rockaway peninsula, two things are constants: the beach and the St. Francis de Sales Summer Basketball Classic. And even after Hurricane Sandy ravaged the area, both traditions are expected to continue this summer. The tireless dedication from parishioners at the Belle Harbor parish has made the possibility of reviving […]

Xaverian honorees, from left, include Frank Desiderio, Nick Vendikos, Henry Spinelli and Chris Mullin. (Photo by Jim Mancari)

The Spirit of Xaverian (with audio slideshow)

The Xaverian H.S., Bay Ridge, community gathered May 1 at El Caribe Country Club, Mill Basin, for the fourth annual Spirit of Xaverian Gala to celebrate alumni members who have made a difference since leaving the halls of the Shore Road school. Nearly 550 guests attended, and four honorees were recognized for their professional and […]

Futures Dinner Raises $2M

The annual Scholarship Dinner conducted by the Futures in Education Foundation raised slightly more than $2 million to assist children in Catholic schools in Brooklyn and Queens. Entertainment was presented by school children from St. Kevin’s, Flushing; St. Nicholas of Tolentine, Jamaica; and Resurrection-Ascension, Rego Park.

Futures Dinner Gets an Assist from Hall of Famer

When friends saw me casually chatting with basketball Hall of Famer Chris Mullin, they asked me if I personally knew him. I told them that I did. As a young sports writer, I had covered Mullin on the CYO, CHSAA, and NCAA levels. I always knew he was a great ballplayer but it would have […]