The Philadelphia Soul are going to try to help save the St. Hubert’s Catholic High School.
Earlier today, the Soul announced a unique partnership between the team and the St. Hubert’s Catholic High School’s Alumnae Association. The partnership will try to engage Soul fans and the St. Hubert’s students, parents, alumnae, board members, and supporters in a fundraiser to help save the school.
On January 6th, the Archdiocesan Blue Ribbon Commission recommended the closure of the school. The school is trying to raise $1 million in an attempt to save the school by February 15th, with $783,000 raised so far.
The Soul owners have made a pledge in an attempt to raise more funds. If the St. Hubert community buys 1,000 tickets for the 2012 season, they will donate $15,000 to the funds.
If 2,500 tickets are bought, they will donate $40,000. But if 5,000 tickets are bought, they will donate a $100,000.
“St. Hubert’s is part of the fabric of Northeast Philadelphia,” said Soul minority Peter Ciarrocchi, who also owns Chickie’s and Pete’s. “We’re a hard working community that recognizes the true value of education. Marty (Marty Judge), Cosmo (Cosmo DeNicola) and I have deep roots in this community and want to do our part to save this valued institution. Along with our partners Craig Spencer and Ron Jaworski, we are honored to use the Philadelphia Soul’s resources to save St. Hubert’s.”
“The outpouring of support to save St. Hubert has been unprecedented and we couldn’t be happier with our fundraising efforts. The Philadelphia Soul organization’s core values mirror the proud family values of Northeast Philadelphia and their generosity not only gives us a real opportunity to reach our $1 million fundraising goal, but will also provide our community an opportunity to celebrate the success of saving the school at a 2012 Soul game,” said Kathryn Ott Lovell, a member of the school’s advisory board and a 1992 graduate.
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