Saint Francis Awardee Coach Dan Hurley with UConn players

Saint Clare Awardee Sister Mary Jo Sobieck, OP, with Chicago White Sox Manager and Bench Coach

Franciscan Sports Banquet and Silent Auction

Dan Hurley, Head Men’s Basketball Coach, University of Connecticut, to receive Saint Francis Award at Annual Franciscan Sports Banquet and Silent Auction on June 4, 2024. You do not want to miss this special event recognizing a winning coach and benefiting the programs and services of the Franciscan Life Center, celebrating 50 years of founding, and Franciscan Home Care and Hospice Care.

Sister “Strike” Mary Jo Sobieck, OP, is receiving the Saint Clare Award. Sister was a nominee for the Espy Award for “Best Viral Sports Moment” when she threw the first pitch at the Guaranteed Rate Field of the Chicago White Sox game against the Kansas City Royals. Sister played sports throughout high school and college.

Mike Soltys, a former Vice President of Communications at ESPN, is receiving the Dean of Sports Award. The Antonacci Family, USA Waste and Recycling, is receiving the Jim Calhoun Community Service Award, and members of Collaborative Care, one of the Community-based Aging Programs of the Franciscan Life Center, is receiving the Mother Shaun Appreciation Award. Join us for another spectacular evening of fun, family and sports.

Date:  June 4, 2024

Time:  5:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Venue: Aqua Turf Club, Plantsville, CT

Cost:  $75.00 per person. Reservations needed. Corporate sponsorships available.

Visit or call 203-237-8084 for reservations.