CYO CHRISTMAS TOY DRIVE
A year after Hurricane Sandy, many of our friends are still struggling from the damage of Hurricane Sandy.
Quite a few CYO friends have lost their home & all their belongings. Many are still not in their home that is being rebuilt. Many of their homes will not be rebuilt. So many of us have been blessed and lucky. We try to reach out to friends and strangers who are still recovering.
Last year for the 1st time, CYO established a "Christmas Toy Drive" for the children affected by Hurricane Sandy. We distributed nearly 800 toys, books, clothing, gift cards, etc. donated to us by YOU. We sent items to Long Beach, East Rockaway, Lindenhurst, Bayport & Seaford, to name a few.
We’ve decided to start a new tradition. The 2nd Annual CYO "Christmas Toy Drive" is about to begin. Items will be distributed to those in need and there are many.
Please donate to our drive. People need everything. Gift cards are great too.
Here are a couple of ideas:
One of our donors last year had every guest at their Thanksgiving table bring a toy to be donated to CYO!
Coaches - ask each child on your team to bring a toy to a particular practice or game.
Everything can be mailed or shipped or dropped off at:
20 E. Cherry Street
Hicksville, NY 11801
We will collect until December 15. Please join in!
Mandatory Coaches Sanctioning Workshops
CYO requires all coaches, who have not previously done so, attend a Mandatory Coaches Sanctioning Workshop. Coaches that are not sanctioned will not be able to participate in post season playoffs. All non sanctioned coaches will not be permitted to coach until sanctioned by CYO. Information can be received from the CYO website or by contacting the CYO office.
CYO is offering 2 ways to fulfill your obligation to attend a Mandatory Coaches Workshop.
New live meetings will be scheduled stating in September 2013.
A maximum of 5 meetings will be held across Long Island between September and March.
Our new online version of "Catholic Coaching Essentials":
Catholic Coaching Essentials is a sport-neutral course centering on general coaching principles, sport first aid, and team management. At its core is the coach's role as youth minister, who can use sports as a venue to teach Gospel values, instill Christian character, and build community, $19.99 for the course.
Wednesday Jan 15, 2014 7:30pm
Christ the King - Bishop McCann Room
2 Indian Head Rd
Commack NY 11725
Wednesday Feb 5, 2014 7:30pm
Plainview, NY 11803
These are the last 2 live meeting for CYO program year 2013-2014 --- if not able to attend these meetings you will have to take the online coaches sanction.
CYO requires all coaches, who have not previously done so, attend a Mandatory Coaches Sanctioning Workshop. These are scheduled a number of times throughout the program year or take our online workshop at www.cyons.org . Coaches that are not sanctioned will not be able to participate in post season playoffs. All non sanctioned coaches will not be permitted to coach until sanctioned by CYO.
Additional meeting will be posted soon.