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January 18, 2006

CATHOLIC YOUTH ORGANIZATION TO HOST RECEPTION FOR HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES






The Archdiocesan Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) will host a reception for the 2006 Hall of Fame recipients, former honorees and committee members. This year's inductees are Amy Caples, Professor at Temple University in the Broadcasting/Communications Department and former anchor for KYW; Daniel J. Hilferty, President and Chief Executive Office of Keystone Mercy Health Plan; Leonard J. DiPaul, Ed. D,Executive Director of Pastoral and Theological Studies at Neumann College and Frank Newell, a litigator with the Philadelphia law firm Harkins Cunningham.

In addition to this year's honorees those in attendance will be Bishop Joseph P. McFadden, Auxiliary Bishop of Philadelphia who oversees Education on behalf of Cardinal Justin Rigali; Dr. Richard McCarron, Secretary of Catholic Education; Phil Martelli, St. Joseph's University Head Men's Basketball Coach and Speedy Morris, St. Joseph's Prep Basketball Coach.

Thursday, January 19, 2006
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
St. Joseph's University
Alumni Memorial Field House
Hall of Fame Room
5600 City Avenue
Philadelphia,


The Hall of Fame Banquet will be held on Tuesday, March 21, 2006 at Drexelbrook in Delaware County. The purpose of this event is to raise funds for the Catholic Youth Organization programs and to honor adults who advocate 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. For more information on the CYO Hall of Fame Awards, call 215-965-4637.

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Contact
Meredith V. Wilson
Communications Specialist
215-587-3747

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