Father's League follow-up

NBC sportscaster, Dan Hicks was the guest speaker at the first Father's League event on April 10.
courtesy of CSH website

NBC sportscaster, Dan Hicks was the guest speaker at the first Father's League event on April 10. courtesy of CSH website

Nearly 80 Convent of the Sacred Heart fathers had the opportunity to catch up with friends, reconnect with acquaintances, and meet new people from across divisions at the first “Father’s League” event on April 10.
Mr. Joseph Tranfo, both a board member and father of Olivia ’10, Sarah ’11, and Mary Jane ’18 created the “Father’s League @ CSH” with the original hope of bringing father’s closer to one another.
“I think the first Father’s League event was a tremendous success,” board member and father of Grace’11, Sarah’13, and Emily ’15 Mr. William Hirshorn said in an interview conducted over email. “Joseph Tranfo not only provided the leadership and enthusiasm necessary to make this event happen, but he also did a superb job emceeing the evening.”
Though fathers often meet up at events such as father/daughter dances, auctions, sporting events, school concerts, and prize days, the Father’s League provides a unique opportunity for dad’s to build up and create life-long friendships.
“Having the chance to forge connections with CSH fathers will extend the strong community bonds that already exist school-wide,” Mr. Hirshorn said.

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NBC sportscaster, Dan Hicks was the guest speaker at the first Father’s League event on April 10.
courtesy of CSH website

With Chef Anthony’s delicious food, the administrations’ full support, and a great featured speaker, the night was, “more than I could have imagined,” Mr. Tranfo remarked.
Dan Hicks, a NBC sportscaster, was the star of the night.
“As the featured speaker, Dan was timely, funny, and engaging,” Mr. Hirshorn said.
The event brought father’s from all grade levels.
“I met fathers who had children in pre-kindergarten all the way to daughters in the senior class,” Mr. Tranfo said.
“The event was a homerun,” Mr. Michael Baber, Assistant Head of School said. “It was the perfect way to build community, to initiate camaraderie, and to connect the dots between fathers’ of all ages.”
Mr. Baber and Mr. Tranfo both believe that the simplicity of the event definitely impacted the large number of father’s who were able to show up.
The next event will either take place during the summer, at the annual golf-event, or the beginning of the fall.
“I am confident that the Fathers’ League will become a regular event on the CSH calendar and will no doubt evolve into a signature tradition that all dads will look forward to attending,” Mr. Baber said.
 
– Catherine Considine, Online Editor