Frank J. Bommarito Campus Honors Local Catholic’s Commitment to Catholic Education
WHAT: Naming ceremony for campus of St. Mary’s High School, and first pitch on new ball field named after another local family
WHEN: Tuesday, April 5, 2011, at 3:15PM. First pitch scheduled for 4PM
WHERE: 4701 South Grand in South St. Louis
St. Louis, MO – The all-male St. Mary’s High School boasts some notable alum: Mayor Francis Slay ‘73, Auxiliary Bishop Edward Rice ‘78, and longtime coach Ed Perniciaro Sr. ’55. On Tuesday they, along with the school, will honor another alumnus, Frank J. Bommarito ’52, by naming the campus after him.
After the naming ceremony, the school will debut its new baseball field by having Whitey Herzog throw out the first pitch with seven additional honorees including Mayor Slay, Frank Bommarito, Karen Divis, Ed Perniciaro, Sr, Kevin Hacker, Bishop Rice and Roy Morton. The baseball field is named after the Divis family, supporters of St. Mary’s High School. The first game will be between the St. Mary’s Dragons and the St. Dominic Crusaders.
St. Mary’s High School, founded in 1931, is an integral part of St. Louis’ Dutchtown neighborhood. The campus includes more than 27 acres, blending high-tech academic classrooms, the brand new Center of Applied Sciences and modern sports facilities including the new baseball field and soccer practice facility. St. Mary High School remains on the cutting edge of secondary education and its more than 11,000 graduates can testify to the quality of their academic curriculum.
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