Rising Tide Gala Auction Raises More Than $160,000!

Rising Tide Gala Auction Raises More Than $160,000!

Due to the support of nearly 250 attendees, along with the help of charitable donors and sponsors, the 2017 Cocktails on the Green: Rising Tide Gala Auction raised more than $160,000! The money raised will provide necessary resources, materials and financial aid to Holy Name students.

Watch the video below to hear from just a few of the students who benefit from the generosity of people, like you, who believe in Holy Name’s mission of educating the minds, bodies and spirits of young men and women.

Thank you to everyone who helped to ensure this year’s Gala Auction was once again a success, especially co-chairs Dr. Robert and Dr. Stacey Hancock P ’19, ’20, and the dedicated committee members who worked tirelessly to prepare for the event.
We also acknowledge all of the Gala Auction sponsors:

Cicerchi Development Company
Class of 1984
CORE IT Solutions & OCRON Systems
Family First Caregivers
Fay Sharpe
FieldTurf
Frank & Stacie Stanton
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers – Local 38
J & F Transportation
KPM
Lubrizol
Mahnic Family Music Fund
Qwestcom
Records Deposition Service
Rinello Builders
Tackla & Associates
Terry J. Kenneally & Associates
The Cub House Child Care Center
The Kenneally Family
The Vasco Group
Westlake Reed Leskosky
WTWH Media

Please plan on joining us at next year’s Rising Tide Gala Auction, set for Saturday, April 21, 2018 in Holy Name’s Main Gymnasium!

Participate in the Gala Auction’s $1,500 Tuition Credit Raffle!

Participate in the Cocktails on the Green: Rising Tide Gala Auction
$1,500 Tuition Credit Raffle!

Parents and guardians who donate
a gift valued over $100 or donate $100 cash to the Gala Auction
will automatically be entered into a drawing for a $1,500 Tuition Credit.

Your name will be entered for each $100 donation made.

The drawing will be held at the Gala Auction,
taking place Saturday, March 25, 2017
in Holy Name’s Main Gymnasium.

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For more information on the Gala Auction,
please visit http://www.holynamehs.com/auction2017.

You can also contact Colleen Corrigan Day
at (440) 886-0300 ext. 136 or cday@holynamehs.com.

Thank you for your support of our students!
All proceeds raised will directly benefit Holy Name High School students.

Chris Broussard ’86 Interviewed by ESPN Cleveland WKNR 850

Thank you to Mark “Munch” Bishop for interviewing Chris Broussard ’86 last night during his show on ESPN Cleveland WKNR 850 AM! We are excited to honor Chris, as well as John Malone ’71, Duane Piscura ’67, Coach Pete Pucher, Ray Putka ’42 and Bill Zowie ’51 at our Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony this Sunday, September 25. If you missed last night’s interview with Chris, you can listen to the audio here!

2016 Homecoming Weekend Schedule

Alumni: Homecoming and Hall of Fame Weekend Festivities Announced

Join fellow alumni and friends at the 2016 Homecoming Weekend festivities, taking place September 23 – 25, 2016!

Events include:

Friday, September 23

Free Alumni, Family and Friends Cookout by Augie’s Catering
North Royalton Serpentini Chevrolet Stadium
Located Near the South Gate of the Stadium
5 – 6:30 p.m.
Free

Register at http://www.holynamehs.com/event/homecoming-cookout/

Homecoming Game vs. Normandy at 7 p.m.

Sunday, September 25

Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
Holy Name High School Main Gymnasium
3 p.m.
$50 per adult and $30 per child; includes buffet dinner and beverages by Brennan’s Catering

Inductees are:

Chris Broussard ’86 – Special Recognition Award (Career Achievement – ESPN Sportswriter)

John Malone ’71 – Athletic Award (Football and Track)

Duane Piscura ’67 – Athletic Award (Football and Baseball)

Pete Pucher – Athletic Award (Head Football Coach, 1966-1970)

Ray Putka ’42 – Athletic Award (Football, Basketball, Hockey and Baseball)

Bill Zowie ’51 – Athletic Award (Football)

We are also celebrating the 70th Anniversary of the 1946 Holy Name vs. Cathedral Latin Charity Game, which at the time had the largest attendance for an American high school football game in history.

Please contact Colleen Corrigan Day at 440-886-0300 ext. 136 or cday@holynamehs.com with any questions.

Construction on New Turf Field Begins

On Thursday, August 18, Holy Name High School held a groundbreaking ceremony for the school’s new turf field and track project.

Holy Name President Terry Kenneally ’67, Principal Shelbrey Blanc ’95, Athletic Director Jack Richardson ’79, Advisory Board Members Scott Opincar ’87 and Matt Gray ’86, and major donor Rich Cicerchi ’65 were the first to break ground on the field. (A picture of this significant moment in Holy Name’s history is attached to this email.) Several other Holy Name alumni, supporters and students were also on-hand for this special event.

Construction on the field began on Monday, August 22. Before FieldTurf can begin the installation of the new surface, trees must be removed and the current grass field playing area must also be excavated and leveled. In just one week’s time, workers have made significant process on this portion of the project.

During Phase I of the ‘Team Up for Turf’ initiative, the synthetic, multi-purpose athletic turf field will be installed. It will be known as Cicerchi Field, thanks to the generous support of Rich Cicerchi ’65. Holy Name expects this first phase to be completed by early November 2016. The school also has plans for a Phase II, which will include the installation of an all-weather track around the turf field.

Christopher Weber ’85 Elected Kegler Brown Hill + Ritter Managing Director

Weber, Chris Headshot

Kegler Brown Announces Election of 1985 Holy Name Grad as Managing Director


Kegler Brown Hill + Ritter announced that Christopher J. Weber, a long-time professional responsibility and trial lawyer, has been elected to succeed Michael E. Zatezalo as managing director.

Now one of the largest law firms in the central Ohio region, Kegler Brown established a Cleveland office and grew by more than 30% in Zatezalo’s sixteen-year tenure, a time when many law firms downsized or merged to remain competitive.

“Under Mike’s leadership, we’ve positioned ourselves to evolve alongside the rapidly changing legal industry because of the strategic choices we’ve made,” said Weber. “Our firm continuously innovates and grows in step with our clients’ needs, and our unique firm culture helps us attract more and more opportunities both here and abroad.”

Weber, who began his career as a summer associate with the firm in 1991, has served the firm in numerous leadership positions throughout his career, including most recently as practice management chair, ethics advisor, and as a member of its executive committee. In his role as the firm’s managing director, he will focus primarily on driving workplace culture and growing the firm and its geographic footprint.

“The 25 years Chris has spent with our firm have prepared him exceptionally well to serve as managing director,” said Zatezalo. “He has exceled in previous firm management roles and we’re excited about the leadership he’ll bring to our business, our culture, and, most importantly, our commitment to client service.”

“The firm made an excellent decision in electing Chris,” said Bill Jordan, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer at DSW, Inc. “He has a practical and thoughtful approach to solving legal issues- qualities that will suit him very well as the firm’s managing director.”

In addition to his new responsibilities, Weber, a Litigation Counsel of America fellow and a seasoned trial lawyer, will continue to focus his law practice on assisting clients in professional responsibility and legal ethics issues, and civil litigation matters. The Best Lawyers in America identified Chris as its 2015 “Lawyer of the Year” in Columbus for Professional Malpractice Law and as its 2014 “Lawyer of the Year” in Columbus for Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law.

Weber earned his J.D. from the University of Toledo College of Law in 1992, is a 1989 graduate of John Carroll University and graduated from Holy Name High School in Parma Heights, Ohio, in 1985.