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"I support the work of Catholic Young Adult Sports and its mission to advance the Catholic faith and build Catholic community, especially through evangelization and the formation of young adults." ~ Archbishop Samuel Aquila, Archdiocese of Denver

"It is safe to proclaim that no other ministry reaches more young adults within our diocese on a weekly basis than Catholic Young Adult Sports. Through their mission, and the tremendous efforts of their local staff, I am consistently encouraged by the great wirness in which they are to my office as a 'light which shines within the darkness(cf. Jn 1:5).' They come with my utmost recommendations." ~ Patrick Rivera, Director of Young Adult Ministry, Diocese of San Diego

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Theresa Francis

One Year into the CYAS Mission

The Latest Story from CYAS - by Kate Anderson
“It’s really hard to start something when nothing is there,” Francis said. “By partnering with parishes it’s getting the wheels already turning and developing off of that. Because of that it’s helpful for CYAS, but also for the parish in the same way. I think it is key to have both a male and female in those roles to connect with both. I’ve only seen great things happen from it and I love the partnership.”

Besides the new partnership being a success, Francis said her favorite part about CYAS so far has been her bible study. She enjoys the bond between all the girls in her study and likes the diversity and commitment from all the members. Bringing in new people to the group has never been a problem because everybody has been very welcoming.
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CYAS is a 501c3 non-profit charity. Like nearly all charities we have a revenue generating side (e.g. red cross sells blood from blood drives) and a larger fundraising/charity side that helps us achieve our mission (Fellowship & Discipleship through Recreational Sports). CYAS'  revenue from leagues is not nearly enough to cover the expenses for a national outreach ministry. In fact, it isn't even enough after expenses for one full-time staff employee. Yet, we are a relational outreach organization, so we must spend a majority of our time planning leagues & social events, service projects, and activites that help us transition participants into discipleship with Jesus. Donations primarily serve our mission in these main areas:

  1. Expansion of our services in existing locations (including marketing for outreach and the development of formation programs)
  2. Expansion efforts (including our need for support staff and office space to build a national system - think league operation support, national marketing, donation processing and servicing, accounting, legal support, and expansion related travel and training systems)
  3. To cover players that receive free scholarships for playing in our leagues (10% of participants)
  4. To pay for our insurance cost (about $8,000/year and growing with each city)
The captain's deposit is just that, a deposit ensuring us of your teams participation in the league. It is non-refundable, because we get field time and schedule around your team being playable. Captains with unused deposits will normally be offered a league credit, if CYAS is notified before the end of registration that the captain's team will not be in the league.
Full refunds will be provided for any event that we cannot hold due to field scheduling conflicts, lack of interest, or any other cancellation of a league/event on our part.
If a player is injured and will miss the remainder of the league, we suggest they help recruit a permanent sub and ask them to subsidize their fees (please contact us so we are aware of the arrangements & injury, or for help finding possible replacements).
We wouldn't be "Catholic" Young Adult Sports if we weren't!
Several teams have both spouses playing and bring babies or kids to be watched by substitutes on the bench or by bringing a friend/relative spectator. Many captains will also let the couple share a team fee and just not play at the same time depending on if the team needs a man or woman.
The Catholic Church is not adverse to the use of alcohol by adults in moderation.In fact, it was customary for Jews to drink wine within religious celebrations and regularly with meals. Jesus himself made good wine abundant at the Wedding of Cana and ultimately transformed wine into the gift of his blood, which we receive at the Catholic mass offered daily. Therefore, we are comfortable with the casual and responsible enjoyment of alcohol and are not adverse to gathering after a game at the local family friendly sports bar for fellowship and to enjoy a drink, and/or meal, in moderation.
We do ask participants to please refrain from consumption during our leagues out of respect for our participants who are opposed to the consumption of alcohol, are underage, and to help us provide a good witness that their such a thing as healthy fun without the assistance of liquid spirits. The exception will be bowling leagues where alcohol is served by the venue, but still expected to be used in moderation.
JOIN AS A FREE AGENT! We'll place you on a team or create a team of other FAs for you. If you only have a few friends you want to play with you can also ask to be placed together with others on a team or have some FAs added to complete your team.