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Dinner set for Sept. 27
Joey Harrington as a star at Oregon. He'll speak at CYO dinner Sept. 27.
Joey Harrington as a star at Oregon. He'll speak at CYO dinner Sept. 27.
CYO/Camp Howard photo
Youngsters receive instruction at the swimming hole, 1968.
CYO/Camp Howard photo
Youngsters receive instruction at the swimming hole, 1968.

The Catholic Youth Organization Champions of Faith Benefit Dinner is set for 6 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 27, at the Oregon Convention Center.  

Former University of Oregon star and NFL quarterback Joey Harrington will speak. He got his start in sports with CYO.

The dinner celebrates the work of CYO and raises financial aid for children who can't afford to participate in sports and camp. CYO began in 1946 and each year serves 11,000 participants — with 10 percent receiving financial aid.

Coaches, parents, grandparents and community leaders will gather at the Oregon Convention Center for an evening featuring local youth participants and sports celebrities who will share testimonials of the impact of their Catholic faith on their sports experiences.

“We try to be ‘Christ for others,’" says Sister Krista von Borstel, executive director of CYO. "We pray before the start of our activities and we emphasize the importance of Christ’s presence in all that we do."

Reception and no-host bar start at 6 p.m., followed by dinner and the program, at 7:15 p.m.

For more information or to find ticket buying information, log on to www.cyocamphoward.org.



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