Published October 20, 2005
On Saturday, Nov. 5, youth athletes will take to the field in a day of sport and Christian fellowship at the fifth annual ConQuest Games. The games are a chance for boys from various schools to come together for a daylong competition for awards and fun in a variety of sports, including flag football, soccer, basketball, baseball catechism and an obstacle course. The event will be held at Pinecrest Academy.
Open to all boys in grades four to nine, the competitions will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will include Saturday daily Mass.
ConQuest is a national network of leadership programs, clubs and camps for boys and young men 5-16 years of age. The program trains boys to become self-disciplined and confident young men—Catholic leaders who possess moral integrity and are committed to improving the communities in which they live.
Most of the registrations come from individual boys but “we are encouraging boys to get together with their friends and register to compete as team,” said Ben Vigil, vice president of the ConQuest Alpharetta/Cumming section. “It’s a great way to build the camaraderie and competitive spirit that boys of this age naturally bring to the games while also bringing them together with other boys who also strive to live up to the same Christian standard.”
Registrations must be received by Nov. 1 (no walk-ins), and the cost for the event is $35 per boy and $20 for each additional brother. Lunch is included with the cost of registration. Registrations are accepted by team (5-7 boys each team) or individually.
To register for the games or if you have any questions, contact Mark Smith at (770) 853-2046 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.