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Volleyball Tournament To Benefit Catholic Charities Of Oswego County

OSWEGO, NY – Catholic Charities of Oswego County invites you to volley, set and spike to help them continue to serve area youth and feed those in need.

On Aug. 22, beginning at noon, Cheap Seats Sports Bar will host a Co-Ed Volleyball Tournament to benefit two of Catholic Charities’ most in-demand programs, its food pantry and CYO.

Representatives from Catholic Charities of Oswego County meet on the volleyball court at Cheap Seats Sports Bar to discuss the details of the agency’s first ever Co-Ed Volleyball Tournament. From left are: Gail Cooper of Catholic Charities; Jolene Bechtel of Alliance Bank, a major sponsor for the event; Lee Victory, owner of Cheap Seats; and Executive Director of Catholic Charities of Oswego County, Mary-Margaret Pezzella-Pekow.
Representatives from Catholic Charities of Oswego County meet on the volleyball court at Cheap Seats Sports Bar to discuss the details of the agency’s first ever Co-Ed Volleyball Tournament. From left are: Gail Cooper of Catholic Charities; Jolene Bechtel of Alliance Bank, a major sponsor for the event; Lee Victory, owner of Cheap Seats; and Executive Director of Catholic Charities of Oswego County, Mary-Margaret Pezzella-Pekow.

The tournament will pit 6 teams, 6 players per team, in a double elimination tournament with the opportunity to win prizes of $200 for first place and $100 for second place.

To add to the fun there will also be a bag auction and a 50 / 50 drawing.

Lee Victory, owner of Cheap Seats Sports Bar, will also donate 20 % of food and beverage sales during the tournament to Catholic Charities of Oswego County.

“I’m happy to be able to lend my support. Catholic Charities of Oswego County provides vital programs and services that many in Oswego County depend on. Supporting Catholic Charities of Oswego County is a great way to give back to our community,” he said.

In addition to the donation from Cheap Seats Sports Bar, all proceeds from the event will benefit Catholic Charities’ food pantry, which served more than 15,000 people and provided more than 63,000 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.

Executive Director of Catholic Charities of Oswego County, Mary-Margaret Pezzella-Pekow is pleased with the level of support the event has received to date and is looking forward to the tournament.

“Thanks to our major sponsors, Alliance Bank, Fulton Savings Bank and Cheap Seats Sports Bar we have planned an afternoon of fun and friendly competition for a good cause,” she said. “With the increasing demand we are experiencing at our food pantry and cost of providing services to the growing number of youth who are accessing our CYO program, we are hoping that this fundraiser will help provide much needed support for these programs. I invite the community to join us for our first ever Co-Ed Volleyball Tournament. Whether you’re a player or a spectator, you’re sure to have a great afternoon!”

The tournament fundraiser will be held at Cheap Seats, 6 Hillside Ave.

For more information on the event, or to register a team, contact Catholic Charities at 589-3980.