According to Darrell Paulsen, Campus Ministry assistant director of retreats and national programs, Rebuilding Together needs about 500 students to refurbish 25 homes in the Marquette Park area of South Bend. “At the end of the day, I saw a retired gentleman, must have been in his 70’s, out watering his flowers that just got planted on a cold, sunny afternoon,” Paulsen said. “The pride that they can take in their homes after this is an amazing transformation to watch.” Paulsen also recognized positive responses from homeowners. The annual effort is part of Rebuilding Together — a non-profit partnership of volunteers from local businesses, government and other non-profits organizations. The project, which will take place April 17, will revitalize homes and neighborhoods across the county, the organization’s Web site said. Through donations, the project collects the necessary construction tools and stores them in a warehouse provided by the City of South Bend. Notre Dame Catering will also be offering food for volunteers throughout the day. Rebuilding Together selects an area to offer its assistance based on income levels, ages within the population and other available data. Students can sign up for the event via Campus Ministry’s Web site. The event will last from 7 a.m. until 4 p.m. According to Paulsen’s estimates, homes previously valued at $30,000 are now worth $90,000 following improvements by Rebuilding Together. “All students need to do is show up wearing work clothes and dress for the weather and everything else is provided,” Paulsen said. For Paulsen, students enjoy interactions with homeowners during the one-day event. Hundreds of Notre Dame students will put on their work clothes to paint and landscape local homes in April. “Students who have done this in the past love having conversations with the homeowners and seeing the great humility of having someone come into your home and work on it and also the great joy that it gives them at the end of the day,” Paulsen said. The week before students and non-skilled volunteers participate in the project, carpenters, plumbers and other skilled laborers make repairs at no cost to the homeowner. Paulsen said the need fluctuates depending on involvement from Saint Mary’s, Holy Cross and Indiana University-South Bend campuses. This year will see greater participation from Notre Dame’s athletic teams, including men’s and women’s fencing, swimming and diving, cheerleading and men’s golf.
(New York, NY) — The Tom Brady’s exit from New England is having a big effect on NFL ticket prices. Data from ticket search engine site TicketIQ shows how much fans are willing to pay on the secondary market. The Brady-less New England Patriots saw a 39-percent drop in average cost from 2019, the biggest fall among teams. Conversely, Brady’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers saw a 135% spike in ticket prices. However, the largest increase goes to the Las Vegas Raiders, who will play their first season in the new city and new stadium. They saw a 527% surge, with the average ticket costing nearly $1100.It is still unknown if there will even be an NFL season due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Gregg Popovich holds first Team USA practice ahead of World Cup: ‘All I care about is who’s here’ “I love Carmelo,” Colangelo told Sports Illustrated. “He made a great contribution. He was a very good international player. But for where we are and what we’re doing, that conceivably could have been a distraction. I understand why the request was made. He’s trying to reestablish himself. I think that has to be done in the [NBA].”Anthony, 35, has been a huge asset on national American teams in the past. He helped the U.S. win a bronze medal in the 2004 Olympics, then was instrumental in pushing the Americans to three consecutive gold medals in 2008, 2012 and 2016 in the Games. Related News De’Aaron Fox reportedly added to Team USA roster for FIBA World Cup training camp Celtics’ Marcus Smart out of Team USA camp ‘indefinitely’ with calf tightness Carmelo Anthony will be watching Team USA compete for its third consecutive FIBA World Cup title from the sidelines.According to USA Basketball Managing Director Jerry Colangelo, Anthony requested to join the team through a representative, but Colangelo said the team was moving in a different direction. Anthony currently is a free agent after he was waived by the Bulls in February. He had signed a one-year contract with the Rockets last August, but Houston traded him to the Bulls at the end of January after he played just 10 games with the team.He started his NBA career with the Nuggets, and spent just more than seven seasons with Denver before he was traded to the Knicks in 2011. He remained in New York until 2017, when he was sent to the Thunder.Anthony then was traded to the Hawks, where he accepted a contract buyout and was placed on waivers in July 2018. He also was named the 2016 USA Basketball Co-Male Athlete of the Year.
Facebook94Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Olympia School DistrictThe Olympia School District is pleased to announce that they will be live streaming high school graduation ceremonies for Avanti, Capital and Olympia so that those who cannot attend in person, can still cheer on their graduate online. Family, friends and loved ones that may not live nearby can now be a part of this special day.The following Olympia School District graduation ceremonies will be live-streamed on the district Facebook page. Family and friends from near and far can now partake in the festivities:Avanti High School Graduation – Thursday, June 8 at 6:00 p.m.Capital High School Graduation – Tuesday, June 13 at 7:00 p.m.Olympia High School Graduation – Wednesday, June 14 at 7:00 p.m.These live-streams will begin approximately 10-15 minutes prior to each graduation start time. To view the live-stream just follow us on Facebook.
The finalists have been decided as Nelson City Soccer winds it down on the 2015 roundball season.In the Men’s Open Division, it will be a repeat of the final from a year ago when Hume Innkeepers meets Kootenay Co-op.The Innkeepers made it look easy during an 11-1 mashing of L.V. Rogers Bombers Saturday at the Lakeside Pitch.Hume, regular season champs, scored early and often against the High School squad.Meanwhile, Kootenay Co-op also made it look easy scoring a 7-2 win against a shorthanded Old Dogs team.The final is set for Saturday at 4 p.m. at Lakeside.In 2014, Innkeepers posted a 4-0 victory over Co-op. Co-op won the title in 2013 with a 3-1 win over Innkeepers.Sunday, in Masters Men’s League, Ted Allen’s and Club Inter booked tickets into the final with wins over Jackson’s Hole and Bia Boro.Ted Allen’s, winners of the regular season title, had a tougher time dethroning the defending champs, scoring a 3-2 victory.After falling behind, Ted Allen’s scored three straight goals before holding off a late charge by Jackson’s Hole.Jackson’s Hole, finishing fifth in league standings, staged a mini-upset during quarterfinal action by edging Real Nelson 6-4.Club Inter, finishing second behind Ted Allen’s, won 4-0 over Bia Boro thanks to a three-goal explosion in the second half the broke open a tight 1-0 game.Game time for the Masters Men’s Final is Sunday at 4 p.m.In the Ladies Rec League, Dirty Dozen and Wildcats earned a spot in the Championship game after posting convincing win during Semi Final Sunday.Regular season champion Wild Cats ended the Cinderella run by Goal Diggers by scoring a 5-0 victory.Goal Diggers, finishing last in the regular season, upset Leo’s Titans 2-1in quarterfinal action to advance into the semis.In the other contest, Dirty Dozen got past Selkirk Eyecare 6-1.