Soccer-fan Pope Francis urged professional athletes to always be sportsmanlike on and off the field because so many people, especially kids, look up to them.
Organization’s impact felt long after playing days
Ruth Opatz Sinn has had a stellar career in girls and women’s basketball. She played for the University of St. Thomas and eventually was inducted into the university’s Hall of Fame. In 2005, she became the head coach of the women’s team, and has been named the MIAC Coach of the Year twice.
“I played everything except football,” said Birk, who enjoyed 10 years with the Minnesota Vikings and four with the Ravens before retiring shortly after his team won the Super Bowl in February. “Jack Peick [physical education teacher] was my coach in everything. He was the guy at Nativity that coached everything. I can remember even at a young age when he was coaching us in basketball.”
Gambling is a poor example of public stewardship and comes with high social costs
Although the Cathedral of St. Paul will be challenged by detours, noisy crowds and limited parking during the Red Bull Crashed Ice event, Thursday through Saturday, Jan. 12, 13 and 14, the parish will reap some rewards from the international competition.
With extreme sports competition coming to St. Paul Jan. 12-14, city and event’s sponsor meet with local community members to answer questions and address any concerns.