Fathers Club basketball social repeats success

Screen Shot 2016-02-19 at 10.55.17 PM Amidst hostile snowstorms and poor driving conditions, over 150 people decided to still attend and take part in the fun. Featuring a delicious lenten meal as well as ice cream for dessert, those attending left with satisfaction.

As well as the marvelous meal provided by Novotny Catering and ice cream donated by Malley’s Chocolate, there was more in store for the families. Everyone was given the opportunity to partake in a drawing for two basketballs, one signed by former Cleveland Cavaliers basketball player Assistant Coach Z and the other signed by the entire varsity basketball team. Two lucky families, such as the Passows depicted on the right, went home particularly gratified.

Following the tasty meal was a suspenseful basketball classic fought out against Cleveland Heights in which the Cats put up a season high of 91 points, giving them the a well-earned victory over Cleveland Heights’ 83. Tickets were included with the meal and had their own reserved seating section.

Fathers Club president Paul Liberatore commented, “This is a great opportunity to get families involved here…we wanted to put on a nice event to support the school community.”

One father, who would like to remain anonymous, commented, “It is important that fathers and their sons spend time together. This is a great opportunity for them to have memories.”

Matt Sotak ‘19 said, “I feel this is something my dad and I can both relate to and to get out and spend quality time together.”

Danny Frank ‘19 found this event significant for fathers and their sons, saying that you will always need your dad down the road and that it is important that you have a strong, positive relationship with him.
Although this event was about to go extinct a few years ago, several volunteers generously gave their time and resources to make it possible and more prosperous. Special thanks to MJ Kyle, Malley’s Chocolates for their generous ice cream donation, and several fathers in the Fathers Club who gave their time to prepare.

If you didn’t take advantage of such a great opportunity with your family this year, there is always next basketball season to enjoy the Fathers Club annual basketball social.