Monday, January 29, 2007

Can you help me?

As many of you know, we started a basketball team of Washington priests and seminarians two years ago called "DC 'Hood" (short for DC priesthood). We have played 11 games against 8 different parish teams of coaches, teachers, and teens. Thanks be to God, it has been growing and growing, averaging about 200 fans a game. The games have been great nights of fun for families while promoting vocations.

The Catholic Standard wrote an article about DC 'Hood a few months ago. The sales manager of the Washington Wizards read the article and generously called the Archdiocese to see if DC 'Hood ever wanted to play at the Verizon Center after a Wizards game. Umm, yeah! Thanks, Wizards!!

So, DC 'Hood will be playing at the Verizon Center (against CYO coaches after the Wizards 3:30 pm game versus the Chicago Bulls) on Sun., April 15. After our game, there will a game b/w CYO 11th and 12th grade co-ed all-stars; the winners of the two (16 minute) games will play in a "championship" game.

This event is intended to a) promote vocations, and b) raise funds for the CYO / OYM(Catholic Youth Organization/Office of Youth Ministry). We are helping CYO to sell tickets to the Wizards game; they receive a generous portion of the proceeds.

I personally will be purchasing a large amount of tickets the week of Feb. 11. Can you help me? The tickets are $ 25 (Upper Level B), $30 (Upper Level A), and $85 (Lower Level). Buying two $25 tickets, for example, would help greatly!! Even if you're not able or interested in going, can you make a donation to our cause? The more tickets we sell, the more we promote the priesthood and raise funds for our youth.

You can order tickets online - please click on the title of this post for the website address. Or, if you'd rather just make a donation, please email me (my address is under my profile page).

It would be extremely helpful if we can get our orders in by mid-February.

Please forward this email to others who can help.

Thank you all very much!! If you have questions, please call Bill Anderson (Wizards sales manager) at 202-628-3200 ext. 3855 or Deacon Mike Bond (CYO/OYM) at 202-281-2465. May God bless you all.

In Christ,

Fr Greg

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