St. Martin de Porres CYO Basketball
2018 - 2019 Events
Clinics and Contests: Expect clinics similar to those in the past, such as Marist clinics, shooting clinics, Viani clinic, Vassar men’s and women’s clinics, etc. plus we’ll have a few open gyms / pizza parties during the season. We will also have our annual 3-point contest on November 10 and hot shot contest on February 10. Winners will advance to a Dutchess county contest.
Nets and Knicks Events: Once the NBA schedule is released in early August, I’ll send an email announcing the dates for this year’s events. Please look at past yearbooks or Facebook to appreciate the court time, fan tunnels and anthem buddies offered by the Nets. 3,373 people have participated in our Nets events since 2008!
A Wonderful Day of Basketball: I would like to offer a wonderful day of basketball, starting at the UConn Champions Center early one Saturday morning to view both the men’s and women’s practice, then off to Boston to watch an ACC game at Boston College in the early afternoon followed by a quick tour of Boston and dinner before attending a Boston Celtics game at Boston Garden. This is totally dependent on the NBA schedule, so let’s hope that things align! Please note that this trip will be subsidized to make it affordable.
Philadelphia 76’ers Event: If things don’t align with Boston, then we’ll look to have an event at a 76’ers game similar to our Nets events, which would also include a tour of Philadelphia and dinner.
St. John’s Practice in Queens, Tour of Churches in Mid-Town Manhattan plus Dinner: I will try once again to make this event happen this fall, which will include a practice hosted by Hall of Famer Chris Mullin on their campus in Queens, a tour of churches in mid-town Manhattan and a nice dinner afterwards.
Our 8th Annual Coach’s Retreat: Date and format TBD in November, but I expect a combination of guest speakers and a DVD teaching from Discovering / Following / Sharing Christ and TMIY (That Man is You) along with a nice dinner from Cosimo’s.
11th Annual St. Martin CYO Basketball Tournament: This round-robin games of the tournament will be on 12/8, 12/9, 12/15 and 12/16 at Vassar College, The Culinary Institute of America, Oakwood Friends School and St. Martin. The final four and championship games for B7 and B8 divisions will either be 1/5 or 1/6 at Vassar College and hopefully the weekend of 1/4-6 or 1/11-13 at Marist College for the other divisions. If you would like to be a tournament sponsor (platinum, gold, silver or bronze), then please let me know ASAP. A sponsorship brochure is on our tournament web site.
Season-end Barbecue: A BBQ for all leagues will occur on 5/3 and has become a fun social event for both parents and kids!