Friday, 08 January 2010 00:00
On Monday, Dec. 28, the Corpus Christi Boys third grade basketball team were guests at a basketball practice with the Chaminade JV basketball team at the new Chaminade Athletic & Activity Center (AAC).
The Chaminade JV players were each teamed up with a third grader and worked on several basketball skills, including passing, shooting, rebounding and defense. The Corpus Christi boys worked hard and truly enjoyed the mentoring from the Chaminade players. After the practice, the Corpus Christi team toured the AAC; saw the locker rooms and inner workings of the Chaminade High School basketball program. It is safe to say that many of the Corpus Christi boys had that look in their eye that said, “Someday!”
The Chaminade JV team invited the Corpus Christi team to cheer them the following day as the Corpus Christi boys watched their new Chaminade heroes face off in the annual Chaminade Haggerty Tournament. The Haggerty Tournament is played in memory and honor of Lt. Frank Haggerty, a Chaminade alumnus and outstanding athlete that gave his life in service during World War II. The boys from Corpus Christi loudly cheered on as “their” Chaminade Flyers JV team played Half Hollow Hills in the opening round.
A special thank you to the Chaminade community, including Father James, Coach Bob Hazelton and the Chaminade JV team players for opening their basketball home to the Corpus Christi third grade team!