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Posted on May 3, 2017 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Featured at Our CYO 81st Annual Club of Champions Tribute


Sports, arts and teamwork stand among CYO’s immediate goals, but its true focus, sports heroes repeated at the Our CYO 81st Annual Club of Champions Tribute on May 2, 2017, is on the honorable men and women it helps mold.  Each of the sports heroes honored at the dinner shared their own stories.  And each of these stories, debuted at the evening’s event, can be viewed now.

Meet two-time NBA All-Star Caron Butler, imprisoned 15 times by the time he was 15 years old, who credits CYO basketball for helping turn his life around.

Meet Eric LeGrand, paralyzed playing defensive end for Rutgers University football and now a broadcaster, motivational speaker and inspiration for everyone facing challenges.

Meet Bruin Sports Capital Founder and CEO George Pyne whose resumé reads like a book but whose greatest achievement, he says, are his family and children.

Meet NY Giants Head Coach and John V. Mara Sportsman of the Year Ben McAdoo who turned a losing NFL team into a winner.

Meet CYO Hometown Hero Sean Kilpatrick, a Yonkers native and now star addition to the New York Nets

“The CYO Club of Champions Dinner was an uplifting event that represented so much of what CYO seeks to be for the tens of thousands of youth touched each year by basketball, and a range of other sports, and other programs,” said Catholic Charities Executive Director Msgr. Kevin Sullivan.  

“Congratulations and appreciation to the honorees who, each in their own way, communicated strong, uplifting, spiritual messages of the potential for good and change even in the midst of obstacles, setbacks, and significant adversity.”

The evening brought it $500,000 to help Catholic Charities CYO with our continued mission to inspire, guide and foster today’s children into becoming tomorrow’s leaders.

“Thanks to these honorees, attendees, staff and CYO volunteers,” Msgr. Sullivan added, “whose dedication continues to make CYO’s program a haven of hope throughout New York.  

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