District 5 April News
Christ is Risen! Indeed He is Risen!
Hope everyone is enjoying spring and has a very Blessed Easter Season!
Jr. Bowling Tournaments
The District 5 National Junior Bowling Tournaments were held in Wilkes-Barre, PA on February 24, 2019 and in Binghamton, NY on March 10, 2019. The 12 children were treated to pizza and soda and received a McDonald’s gift card from the district. Sarah Kumpon will be vying for a National Bowling Scholarship from District 5.
Annual Hockey Outing
The annual AHL hockey game outing was held on Saturday night, March 16, 2019 at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre Township, PA. The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins faced off against the Providence Bruins with 63 GCU members in attendance. The game was a St. Patrick’s Day celebration with the Penguins dressed in green; Tux, the team mascot, dressed as a leprechaun and Irish music playing. Fans received a Penguin’s hat, a value meal voucher from McDonald’s, a hot dog, chips and drink. The Penguins were victorious, 2-1 in overtime, which provided for an exciting finish with the teams playing 3 on 3 in the overtime period. A special events subsidy was provided by the Home Office, lens cloths and three Target gift cards won by Bernie Shinko, Andy Sluko, and Rosemary Yadrnak. Thanks to the Home Office for all their assistance.
Sympathy is extended to the family of Walter Dorzinsky who passed away on March 16, 2019. He was a former District 5 Assistant Athletic Director for many years. Walt was an avid bowler and golfer who participated in so many GCU events on the national and Iocal level. He was the referee for the District 5 Hoops contest and organized the Wilkes-Barre Jr. Bowling Tournament. He was also the van driver for the district’s Adopt-A-Highway efforts. He will be sadly missed. Blessed repose and eternal memory. Vičnaja pamjat’.