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    CAC’s Makes Presentations at Major Catholic Sports Conferences in U.S. and Rome

    July 8, 2015, 11:29 am

    Earlier this year, Catholic Athletes for Christ (CAC) made several presentations at two major Catholic sports conferences in the United States and Italy.

    In May, CAC President and Founder Ray McKenna was invited by the Vatican Pontifical Council for the Laity to speak at its International Seminar “Coaches: Educating People”.  The title of McKenna’s presentation was “Training the Coach and Coaching the Trainer“.  Also attending the two-day event in Rome representing CAC were Linda Del Rio, CAC Board Member and NFL Outreach Coordinator, and Darrell Miller, former Major League Baseball player and currently MLB vice president of youth and facility development.

    Del Rio made a presentation on the second day of the Vatican seminar titled, “Rising to the Call Takes Character and Virtue“.  In her presentation, Del Rio spoke on the need for a framework for coaches that exhibits effective coaching techniques, spirituality, and moral development.  “As St. Therese demonstrated, it’s in the little details, a small kind jester of kindness and compassion in a fierce competition is huge in they eye of the beholder,” Del Rio said.  “Let us globally answer this call of character and virtue in sport and work together united in Christ.”

    In April, McKenna and CAC were featured at the 41st Conference on Value Inquiry: Sports and Values, hosted by Neumann University’s Institute for Sport, Spirituality, and Character Development located just outside of Philadelphia, Pa.  At that conference, McKenna spoke on Sports, Values, and Societal Change.


    CAC President Ray McKenna shakes hands with Pope Francis in Rome in May 2015



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