Best of the Week 2021-2022: Holy Cross Values
BASKETBALL AND MODEL UN TEAMS LEAD LABRE SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES
Student athletes from the St. Ed's Basketball team and members of Model UN helped prepare sandwiches, bag meals, and deliver food to the homeless through the Labre Ministry. Assistant Basketball Coach Joe Scarpitti and Model UN Moderator Michael Perrins reached out to seek service opportunities for their teams and the Labre Ministry was a perfect fit to build teamwork and give back to the community. "Any time we can get our young people to understand the importance of service and helping others is the mission of St. Edward High School. The fact that we are a team and can use our time together to help other people, even in a small way, shows our guys how to be servant leaders," says Basketball Head Coach Eric Flannery '90. "It makes me proud as a coach, teacher, father, alum, to witness these acts of servant leadership first hand. I would hope that our guys will take this opportunity to realize how fortunate they are and how helping others is a way to show appreciation for what they have."
"This year, we set a goal for every Model UN member to experience at least one evening supporting the Labre Ministry program. This week, we had an enthusiastic group of senior and sophomore students, accompanied by Br. Robert Lavelle, C.S.C. and myself, head to various shelters across Cleveland to distribute hot chocolate, meals and much-needed warm clothing and winter items," says Mr. Perrins, Director of International Programs. "The Edsmen were wonderful on this trip, interacting positively with the people they met and ensuring that everyone received food and clothes." "It's always great to introduce our Labre Ministry to a new group of students. We spend a lot of time discussing Catholic Social Teaching in Theology during their senior year, and Labre is a beautiful way for our students to immerse themselves in solidarity with our unhoused friends. I was inspired by the good work of both teams, and look forward to seeing them on Labre with us in the future," says Theology teacher Owen Williams '13.