RC boys’ soccer just completed one of the most successful seasons in the program’s history, winning a dozen games and playing a state tournament game on its home field for the first time in at least 16 seasons. Junior forward Antonio Altamirano set a Roselle Catholic record with 33 goals, the highest total in Union County this season. The RC girls’ program again made it to the state tournament and returns many members from this year's team with high expectations for next season.
To promote the continued growth and success of its soccer programs, Roselle Catholic is planning some much-needed repairs and enhancements to the soccer field.
These improvements will enable Roselle Catholic to schedule more games against schools with high caliber soccer programs. The upgraded field will also enhance the School’s ability to attract students for whom soccer is an important factor in deciding where they attend high school.
In addition to its direct benefits for the soccer programs, the Soccer Field Improvement Project will enable Roselle Catholic to entertain the possibility of introducing new sports programs, such as lacrosse.
The estimated cost of the planned improvements and repairs is $125,000.
A few years ago, the RC alumni community established the “Pride of The Lions Fund” to keep the tradition of athletic excellence and Roselle Catholic’s sporting values alive.
The purpose of the Pride of The Lions Fund is to underwrite the annual athletic budget as well as to make needed improvements to the school’s athletic facilities. From last year’s campaign, the Fund contributed more than $40,000 to the Roselle Catholic athletic budget and the renovation of the girls’ locker room project.
For 2014, the campaign’s focus is the enhancement of the Soccer Field.
Your gift can be designated in one of three ways:
1. Soccer Field Improvement Project: a restricted gift to fund the improvements to the soccer field.
2. Friends Of: a gift directed to support the operational costs for an individual sports program.
3. Unrestricted: an unrestricted gift will go where it is needed most.
All contributions to Pride of The Lions Fund are tax deductible.
A gift to the Pride of The Lions Fund helps the school in many ways. By helping to underwrite the athletic budget, and this year, the soccer field remediation, more of the school’s resources can be devoted to Roselle Catholic’s core academic, social, spiritual and moral missions.
Many thanks for your help and support!