Written by: John DeRousie, Custom Marketing Solutions
OSWEGO, NY – The team from Burritt Motors in Oswego was crowned champions of Catholic Charities of Oswego County’s second annual Co-Ed Volleyball Tournament. Sponsored by Alliance Bank and Burritt Motors, the tournament was held at Cheap Seats Sports Bar & Grill.
Eleven teams competed in the tournament that served as a fundraiser to benefit two of Catholic Charities’ most in-demand programs, the food pantry and CYO. The programs provide food for those in need and recreational and educational activities for area youth. The team from Woodchucks Saloon in Oswego finished in second place.
In addition to the funds raised by the tournament, Lee Victory, owner of Cheap Seats Sports Bar, donated 20 % of all food and beverage sales during the event to Catholic Charities of Oswego County.
“It was a great event,” said Executive Director of Catholic Charities of Oswego County, Mary-Margaret Pezzella-Pekow. “I would like to thank Alliance Bank and Burritt Motors for sponsoring the event, Lee Victory of Cheap Seats for hosting it, and especially the players who competed in the tournament as well as their friends and family members who came to cheer them on. I also extend a special thank you to the winning team from Burritt Motors who donated $100 of their prize money back to Catholic Charities.”
All proceeds from the event will be used to support Catholic Charities’ food pantry, which served more than 13,000 people and provided more than 77,000 meals last year, and the CYO, which offers a wide variety of recreational and educational programs for area youth including its popular mentoring program for elementary and high school students.
Catholic Charities of Oswego County serves all people in need throughout Oswego County regardless of their religious affiliation. Primary funding sources for Catholic Charities of Oswego County’s programs are the United Way of Greater Oswego County, the Diocesan Hope Appeal, the County of Oswego and private
donations by individuals and local companies and organizations.