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OUR LADY OF PEACE ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION (OLPAA)
Visit our web site at http://sites.google.com/site/olpaainfo/ for registration, schedules, and participating school locations.
The OLPAA is committed to providing a quality, comprehensive and properly focused athletic program for all eligible parishioners. The Diocesan objectives are to unite the youth of our parishes and to bring Christian truths, principles and ideals into their everyday lives. Consistent with these objectives, the OLP program strives to foster the physical and spiritual development of our children and to build character by promoting high standards based on respect and good sportsmanship. Our goal is to teach the fundamental skills of each sport and provide an atmosphere in which each child can excel, learn the benefits of teamwork and cooperation, and have fun!
- To develop a program of positive learning experiences that conveys a healthy attitude and appreciation of the sports being played.
- To develop a respect for self, teammates, and all participants through team or individual play and sportsmanship.
- To provide a program that is conducive to the development of individual skills, self-confidence and self-discipline for all participants.
- To present a competitive athletic representation from the OLP Parish in the Diocesan athletic program.
OUR BOARD STRUCTURE:
The OLPAA is run by an all-volunteer board, which is an organization sponsored by Our Lady of Peace Parish. The Board is comprised of parishioners and parents of students who attend OLP School. Board members are elected annually, typically in the spring, and serve from July 1 through the following June 30. The Board holds approximately 7 - 8 meetings each year to discuss and vote on association activities.
We are a self-funded organization through fees charged for participation in the various activities as well as through fund-raisers, such as the annual magazine sale. We also host diocesan volleyball and basketball games, during which we make money through admission charges and concession sales.
OLPAA offers school age children who attend OLP School, or who are members of OLP Parish, the opportunity to participate in many sporting activities. These activities include:
|Fall, Spring, Summer|
|Soccer:||Grades K- 8 (Boys/Girls)|
|Volleyball:||Grades 4-8 (Girls)|
|Football:||Grades 4-8 (Boys)|
|Golf:||Grades 6-8 (Boys/Girls)|
|Basketball:||Grades 4-8 (Boys/Girls)|
|Baseball:||Grades 4-8 (Boys)|
|Softball:||Grades 4-8 (Girls)|
|Track:||Grades 4-8 (Boys/Girls)|
In addition, each year in January – February, we conduct a basketball clinic for boys and girls in grades 2 and 3, called Tiger Cubs.
Photo taken in 1950
As OLPAA is an all-volunteer organization, there are always opportunities to help. Volunteer opportunities include helping to coach our sports teams, working the concession stand during OLP hosted diocesan games and many other opportunities. (Note: Please contact Jenny Bryant for concession stand volunteer opportunities)
All parish employees and volunteers working with children and young adults are required to attend a Protecting God’s Children class. By State law they are also required to have a criminal background check and be fingerprinted. The Protecting God’s Children program was created to focus on preventing child and youth sexual abuse. A second focus is training how to respond to abuse or allegations of abuse. For more information, go to the Protecting God’s Children link on the parish website.
Please contact Rob Nussbaum or the appropriate Board member should you have specific questions. RNussy6@aol.com