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March 7, 2003


The Archdiocesan Catholic Youth Organization in conjunction with the Philadelphia 76'ers will celebrate the 10th Annual Hall of Fame Awards Dinner on

Tuesday, March 11, 2003
5:30 p.m. Silent Auction
7:30 p.m. Dinner
8:45 p.m. Awards Ceremony
Adam's Mark Hotel
City Line and Monument Road

The purpose of the banquet is to raise funds for the Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) programs and to honor adults who espouse the virtues and values of the CYO and the Catholic Church. The CYO utilizes sports and coaching to develop the spiritual and character formation of young people and help to prepare them for the challenges of today and tomorrow.

This year's Hall of Fame inductees are:

Paul and Barbara Henkels
are the proud parents of ten children with eleven grandchildren. Paul Henkels is Chairman of Henkels & McCoy, Inc., an engineering, construction and maintenance firm. Barbara, having raised their children, spends her time serving on many church organizations and committees. Paul is co-founder and present Chairman of the REACH Alliance (Road to Educational Achievement through Choice), an organization working for school choice in Pennsylvania and the nation. He is Chairman of the Vatican Observatory Foundation and a member of the Papal Foundation. Barbara inaugurated the Philadelphia Rosary Congress and served as chairperson from 1990-1993. Paul and Barbara are active and participating members in many organizations including Legatus International and the Advisory Board of American College of Louvain University in Belgium. This faith-filled couple are the recipients of other honors which include: Knight/Dame of Malta and the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem. Paul and Barbara reside in Plymouth Meeting, PA and are members of Epiphany of Our Lord Parish in Norristown.

Mark Schweiker, Pennsylvania's 44th governor, was first elected Lieutenant Governor in November 1994 and re-elected in November 1998. He succeeded Governor Tom Ridge when Ridge was chosen as Director of Home Land Security as a result of September 11, 2001. Governor Schweiker had a relatively short tenure that was long on accomplishment. In an effort to preserve Pennsylvania's world-class healthcare, Governor Schweiker became the first governor in more than a generation to make reforming the Commonwealth's medical malpractice a high priority. Governor Schweiker led one of the most successful mine rescues in national history when he oversaw a 77-hour operation in Quecreek, Somerset County that saved nine coal miners. Following the rescue, Mr. Schweiker implemented a series of safety enhancements to provide better protection for Pennsylvania miners. Mark was raised in Levittown, Bucks County and is a graduate of Bishop Egan High School. He, along with his wife Kathy and their three children Brett, Eric and Kara reside in St. Andrew Parish, Newtown, PA.

im Stewart, Headmaster of Malvern Preparatory School, has dedicated more than 30 years of his life to educating young men. In his role as an educator and administrator, Jim believes building a strong parent-teacher-student relationship is critical in the education of Malvern Prep students. His dedication, commitment and involvement with youth go beyond the walls of Malvern Prep to St. Dorothy's Parish Gym in Drexel Hill where he has been their football coach from 1963 till the present. He, himself a tri-athlete, believes in the total development of youth academically, physically, and spiritually. Led by his example, inspiration and love of teaching, Jim's four children Jimmy, Teresa, Matthew and Beth Ann have followed in his footsteps as educators. Jim and his wife Mary make their home in St. Dorothy Parish in Drexel Hill, PA.

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Marie Kelly
Associate Director

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