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November 19, 2013 > Moreau says good-bye to athletic field; welcomes new sports complex

Moreau says good-bye to athletic field; welcomes new sports complex

Submitted By Laurel Skurko

On an historic night for the city of Hayward and Moreau Catholic High School, community members of all ages gathered to experience a final Homecoming night at the Moreau Catholic High School football field. ÊFriday, October 25, 2013 was an opportunity for students, alumni, friends, families and neighbors to reminisce while celebrating the football players and cheer squad team with their athleticism, sportsmanship and team spirit.

This sense of spirit infused the entire evening. About 1000 Moreau Catholic High School (ÒMarinerÓ) fans joined the festivities. Their ranks included about 400 alumni and their family members, in addition to other supporters, such as Moreau Catholic applicants and Moreau donors. The Junior Varsity team was victorious in their game and remain undefeated. The Varsity football team, 52 members strong, battled a very tough Irvington team but lost 30-14.

In celebration of the ongoing success of the Campaign for Champions, Moreau Catholic President Terry Lee hosted more than 70 donors and friends at a pre-game wine and cheese reception. The Campaign for Champions has raised over $3,000,000 towards its $5,000,000 goal to support the construction of its new Athletics and Student Activities Complex, to be unveiled next fall.

One of Moreau CatholicÕs first football coaches, Dave Favro, attended the game, along with some of his original players. Also, from the Class of 1983, Stacey (Springer) Blackard, former cheer squad member, attended the game. She generously loaned her original cheer uniform to a member of our current rally squad to wear during the game. Stacey was proud to see her uniform being used to cheer on the Mariners again. Rick Maya Ô90, the Superintendent and Director of Catholic Education for the Sacramento Diocese attended, along with his son, who wore his dadÕs old Moreau Catholic jersey. Beechwood School of Menlo Park, sent its cheer squad to celebrate the Mariner Homecoming.

Those interested in learning more about the Campaign for Champions and/or starting a conversation with Moreau Catholic High School about shared values, please visit www.moreaucatholic.org.

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