Athletic Association

St. Patrick Parish is proud to offer our parish-sponsored Athletic Program: St. Patrick Athletic Association (SPAA).

 Our purpose is to teach our children...

VALUES ....... Good sportsmanship, cooperation pride and respect
TEAMWORK ....... How to work towards a common goal and be responsible for each other's success
FUNDAMENTALS ....... The fundamentals of the sports they play, always working to improved their skills
POSITIVE EXPERIENCE ....... Self-esteem, confidence, fun and achieving success both individually and as a teammate
PLACING FAITH & FAMILY FIRST (F3) ....... Higher values of faith and family are recognized, emphasized over winning.  Strong Catholic Families, Strong Catholic Youth are an important component.
CONTRIBUTING TO THE MISSION OF CHRIST IN THE WORLD ....... Understand athletics to be a youth minister.
ACTIVELY ENGAGING IN THE CATHOLIC FAITH COMMUNITY .......

Athletic programs and the Church are working together with one another for:

TIME   *   RESOURCES   *   ENERGY   *   LEADERSHIP   *   PARTNERSHIP 

for pursuing the mission of Christ in the world.

DEVELOPING CHARACTER, SPORTS SKILLS AND GOOD SPORTSMANSHIP .......

Character development, skill development and sportsmanship...winning is subordinate to the development of virtue.

     
PROMOTING HOLISTIC HEALTH AND WELL-BEING OF YOUNG PEOPLE .......

"The Glory of God is a (hu)man fully alive." ~St. Ireanaeus

The health, well-being, and well-rounded growth and development of young people are paramount.