Holy Family School students enjoyed March Madness while creating an opportunity to lift up one of their own graduates, Matt Driscoll ('15), who is currently battling cancer. Middle School teacher Jennifer Conti, who for many years has enjoyed celebrating March Madness with her students, decided to combine her love for the sport with helping a family in need. T-shirts were made, food was donated and free throw and three point contests were organized with the help of teacher Elizabeth Grayson, and middle school parents Lisa Boozer and Brooke Huff. Matt's classmates from the Holy Family class of 2015 were also on hand to help organize the games.
Close to 100 students participated in the event, along with Kathy Gregrich and Erik Luli, also teachers at Holy Family School. Students were able to watch games in the classrooms, enjoy lots of good food and challenge each other to shooting contests in the gymnasium. One of Holy Family's priests, Fr. Kevin Klonowski even enjoyed competing in the three-point contest and Fr. Mike Ausperk and Fr. Paul Rosing were also able to enjoy the evening with the students. Fr. Rosing offered a moment of prayer in the middle school hallway for Matt and his family.
Nearly $2,500 was raised and all donations, plus the profits from the T-shirt sale, have been given to the Driscoll family to help defray medical costs for Matt.