The CYC Baseball/Softball Spirit of St. Louis Games were held at St. Margaret Mary Alacoque parish this past weekend. Buzz Swanston, Assistant Director of CYC Sports commented that “Although it was a hot Saturday in June, thanks to all the great work by the SMMA Athletic Association hosting the Spirit Games, the girls and boys enjoyed themselves and got to meet new friends.”
The Spirit Games are played at the end of each of the CYC's main sporting seasons. Parishes participating in the CYC program are invited to send at least one 8th grade boy and girl to be a part of the games. These players join with other players from their CYC District to take part in friendly competition with teams from other Districts.
The young people chosen to be part of the Spirit Games are living examples of the spirit and principles the CYC has endeavored to teach the youth of the Archdiocese for over 65 years. They have shown the dedication to their faith, strength of character and leadership that marked the life of our city's patron saint.
The CYC sponsors annual Spirit Games for baseball, softball, soccer, volleyball, and basketball. Spirit Games participants receive a special certificate and a t-shirt and, most importantly, the knowledge that they are living their lives in the spirit of Saint Louis.