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 […]

Photos: CYO Basketball Teams Play at Barclays Center

The eight-grade boys’ Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) basketball teams from St. Adaldert’s, Elmhurst, and St. Joseph’s, Astoria, played a nine-minute game on the court at Barclays Center, Downtown Brooklyn, during halftime of the first game of the Coaches vs. Cancer college basketball classic. Many young basketball enthusiasts dream of someday playing on a professional court, […]

Rob Caldera (Photo by Jim Mancari)

CYO Hosts 1st Annual Coaches’ Workshop

It’s a simple fact that everyone who plays sports wants to win, but here in the Diocese of Brooklyn, our youth coaches are well aware that winning isn’t everything. The Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) of Brooklyn and Queens hosted a coaches’ workshop Oct. 4 at the Gregorian Hall of St. Gregory the Great parish in […]

New CYO Director Rob Caldera is busy preparing for the upcoming fall season. (Photo by Jim Mancari)

New CYO Director Eager for Challenge

When Rob Caldera was 15 years old, he spent most of his time inside the gymnasium at St. Joseph’s parish, Astoria. In fact, if the gym had been open 24 hours, he’d have been there all 24. If he wasn’t playing sports, he was helping out during basketball tournaments, keeping score or even coaching younger […]