Goretti students give back to the community

April 22, 2012
  • Back row, from left, Goretti students and coach at Girls Inc. are T.J. Tillman, Maggie Murray, Coach Mike Murray, Jean Hogan and Casey Caruso.
Submitted photo

St. Maria Goretti High School’s girls lacrosse team and boys and girls basketball teams recently conducted workshops at Girls Inc. and the Boys & Girls Club of Washington County.

The workshops involved an overview of the fundamentals of lacrosse and basketball, running drills and playing games.

Goretti students also donated items collected through Goretti’s recent sports-equipment drive to both organizations.

During Catholic Schools Week in January, the school collected more than 200 sports items donated by the local community.

Amrit Rayfield, Goretti’s head boys basketball coach, led the basketball workshop at the Boys & Girls Club, shared its purpose and expressed the enjoyment he and the students hope to bring to youth at the organization.

“Our main focus for the workshop is to have fun playing basketball,” Rayfield said.

“Both of these organizations are very important to this community, and we hope what is donated from our sports drive will help enhance the already great programs they have in place for local youth.”


Goretti donated basketballs and soccer balls, along with baseball, lacrosse and tennis equipment to Girls Inc. and the Boys & Girls Club. The sports equipment drive was an initiative of Goretti’s Varsity Club, whose mission is community service.

The workshop at Girls Inc. took place March 15 followed by the workshop at the Boys & Girls Club on March 16.


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