Connecting sports and spirituality

Connecting sports and spirituality

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basketballcamp-webGirls practice pivoting during a drill at a basketball camp held at Sacred Heart High School, Vineland, during the summer. The camp, directed by Steve DiPatri, the school’s girls basketball coach, was open to girls entering grades 3-9.

The Catholic Community of Christ Our Light in Cherry Hill will present “Connecting Sports and Spirituality,” on Thursday, Sept. 24, at 7:30 p.m., in the school auditorium.

The speaker will be Dr. Ed Hastings, director of the Institute for Sport, Spirituality and Character Development at Neumann University in Aston, Pa.

A former captain of the Villanova University basketball team, Hastings has a doctorate in spirituality from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh.

“Sports is a very important element of students’ lives,” remarked Dominican Sister Peggy Devlin, pastoral associate for Adult Faith Formation/Spirituality at Christ Our Light. “They teach teamwork, discipline, fairplay and dealing with defeat, and we hope that these values would be upheld when connected with our own faith community.”

“We invite everyone to come, especially athletes, coaches, parents, mentors” and others.

For more information, call Sister Peggy at 856-667-2440, ext. 332.

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