Rhona Free, Ph.D., President, University of Saint Joseph, (center) will receive the Jim Calhoun Community Service Award at this year’s Franciscan Sports Banquet and Silent Auction on June 7, 2022, at the Aqua Turf  Club. Dr. Free recently visited Sister Barbara Johnson, FSE, Executive Director, Franciscan Life Center, and Sister Suzanne Gross, FSE, Administrator, Franciscan Home Care and Hospice Care. This fundraising event benefits these two programs offering counseling, education, home health care and hospice care.

Other honorees include:

Scott Burrell, Head Men’s Basketball Coach, SCSU, Saint Francis Award;
Tina Gonya, Head Girls’ Basketball Coach, Platt High School, Saint Clare Award
Rick Leddy, Senior Director of Communications, National Association of Basketball Coaches, Dean of Sports Award;
Cardinal Fernando Filoni, Grand Master, Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre, Mother Shaun Appreciation Award;
Athletes, Special Olympics Connecticut.

Tickets are $75.00. Information about reservations and sponsorships is available at flcenter.org or call 203-237-8084.