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April 2014
Alumni Contact Football Game Recap
The Sean O'Malley Scholarship Fund was established in honor of Sean O'Malley, a BI student in the 1980's, who was a fierce competitor in both the football and wrestling programs. To honor him, Sean's family and friends created a scholarship for a football and/or wrestling student who exhibits Sean's inspirational motivation, compassion, desire to help others, and athletic ability. It is a need based scholarship to help defer tuition expenses at Bishop Ireton.

On Saturday, April 12 (coincidentally, Sean's birthday), BI held an alumni full contact football game to raise money for the fund and to help celebrate BI's 50thanniversary year. The game coordinators were Cammeron Ripley from Alumni Athletics USA and Derek Radoski 89, who chaired the planning committee. It was a spectacular spring day and over 500 people attended to watch 72 alumni players don full pads.The White Team (average age 27 years old) was coached by present BI Head Football Coach Tony Verducci. Sean O'Malley's cousin and current Ireton assistant coach, James Paino led the team out on the field. The Red Team (average age 36) was coached by former BI Head Football Coach Chip Armstrong. Sean's father, Chuck O'Malley, led this team out on the field. They followed modified rules (no kick off) to help avoid injuries. They played a full 60 minutes and everyone who was dressed played in the game. The oldest player for the White Team was Marty Marinoff '68 (BI's first graduating class), who wore his original no. 12 football jersey from the 60's, and the youngest players on the White Team were from the class of 2013. The White Team prevailed with a final score of 25-6. No one was injured, everyone had a great time, and the goal of raising $25,000 for the fund was surpassed.

50th Anniversary Gala

Class Reunions, FRIDAY night, October 10
Grad Years:  1969, 1974, 1979, 1984, 1989, 1994, 1999, 2004, 2009
Many more details to follow
Contact Ryan Fannon '89 if you would like to be a reunion rep


27th Anniversary BI Golf Classic
Mt. Vernon Country Club, Alexandria - 5 days away!
Monday, May 5 
5111 Old Mill Road, Alexandria
Registration and lunch 11 am - 1 pm
Shotgun Start 1 pm
Followed by Cocktails, Dinner, Silent Auction, and Awards Ceremony with a Cinco de Mayo theme!
Golfing Field is limited to 30 foursomes.
Only 2 foursomes remain!
Sign up TODAY!

Click here or go on-line to register today!



Young Alumni Career Connections Night
Classes of '06, '07, '08, '09, '10
Carlyle Club
411 Carlyle Street
Wednesday, May 21, 7-9 pm
Sponsored by The Ireton Business Network
Enjoy an evening of networking, connecting established alumni to share their business stories and provide advice to young alums from 7-8 pm
Followed by a social hour from 8-9 pm.

If you would like to donate a few hours of your business expertise to help out BI's young alumni, or if you are a young alum who would like to join us, please contact David Kaye '99.



Grad Glimpses
The Spring Edition of the Cardinal Connection will be coming your way in June 2014.

Please send in anything you would like to share with the wider BI community.  Marriages, babies, new jobs, moves are all welcome!

Send to Director of Communications Mary Kelly.  Include any pictures you might have.
50th Anniversary Prayer Book
Seeds of our Salesian Tradition
We are creating a new BI Prayer Book.  Alumni Prayer contributions welcome!
Email your prayers.  This project is part of our 50th Anniversary Celebration!
Alumni Events this Summer!
4th Annual Young Alumni DC Happy Hour and Nationals Baseball Night

Thursday, June 19, 5:30 to 7 pm at "The Bull Pen" located across the street from the main entrance of Nationals Park, followed by Washington Nationals vs. Atlanta Braves baseball game at 7 pm-Sign up details to follow in May!


5th Annual Chicago Alumni Event at Wrigley Field  

Thursday, June 26  Washington Nationals vs. the Chicago Cubs at 7:05 pm central time- More details to follow in May!  


3rd Annual Greater Richmond Alumni Event
Golfing at Hermitage Country Club and/or a Minor League Baseball Game at the Richmond Flying Squirrels originally scheduled for Tue., June 24th has now been rescheduled to July or August- New date to be released soon!    
Alumnus of the Month
Derek Radoski '89

Pictured at left in red, Derek makes a huge tackle during the Alumni Contact Football Game. 


As I reflect back, I was a student who needed direction.  I am grateful for Bishop Ireton for providing me proper guidance and direction. For me, Ireton was much more than a college preparatory school, it was a life preparatory experience. As a former Vice President of The Alumni Association and as part of the golf and alumni football committees, I have been able to connect with grads from all the various decades. What I have found is that Ireton is full of highly entertaining successful personalities, all of whom have a great deal of character.  Being involved with alumni events allows me to stay connected to the school and help raise funds to ensure that the students, faculty, coaches and staff of Bishop Ireton have what they need to "Advance Always".      

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