The St. Stephen’s CYO basketball season has begun but it’s not just basketball for the seventh grade boys’ team as they give back to the community. So far this season, the boys volunteered to wait tables at the St. Peter’s Lutheran Church Community Dinner in November and most recently, they built gingerbread houses for the residents of Schervier Pavilion in Warwick. The boys are learning to be winners on and off the court and they will carry life lessons away that extend well beyond athletics.
The team offered their thanks to Pastor Timothy Anderson, of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church and Paulette Rudy for allowing the boys to offer their services to the community. A special thank you goes out to Father Jack Arlotta, Pastor of St. Stephens, for running a great CYO program where the focus of the program extends beyond athletics and focuses on building strong members of the church and community.