From the Athletic Director

July 9th, 2014

Welcome to Our Lady of Sorrows Athletics!

Athletic Club Annual Golf Outing!!

Please plan on attending our annual golf outing on August 16th.  Ron Rapson and Joe Doa are planning a great day at Cattails Golf Club!  If you can't play golf, or if the golf sells out, please plan on attending dinner.

This is Athletics biggest fundraiser of the year.  More significantly, this is an enjoyable and relaxing day to spend with your fellow parishioners.

Thanks to the benefactors that have been so generous in their early commitment to the outing:

Hole Sponsors

Action Floors (Rob Kramer)

Jerry Ashe

Iron Mike (Mike Racey)

Burke Agency, Inc.

Cummings, McClorey, Davis & Acho, P.L.C.

Powers Building Company (Steve Powers)

The Diederich Family

Dubin Optometric

The Law Office of Matthew Norris

McGlinch & Sons

Mercy H.S. Dads' Club

Dompierre Construction

Orin Jewelers

Dr. Patrick Houlihan, D.D.S.

F.J La Fontaine & Sons


Meadowbrook C.C. Round of Golf - The O'Malley Family

"Chocolate For A Year" - The Rapson Family

Mercy Wear - Mercy H.S.

Tiger Tickets (w/ parking) - The Haapala Family

Basketball Training Sessions - The Abdelnour Family and GetSkillz

Shamrock Gift Basket - Catholic Central H.S. Moms' Club

Cowley's Pub $50 Gift Cards - Cowley's Pub and The Cowley Family

Tiger Tickets for Sept. 7th (w/ parking and food) - Ghafari Associates, L.L.C.

Sports Memorobilia - Fox Sports Detroit

OLS Spirit Wear - The Kujawski Family

Wilson Tennis Racquet & Bag - John Rapson

Sports Celebrity Items - FBC Canada

Gift Basket - The Smentowski Family

Schoolbelles Gift Certificate ($50.00) - Monica Pegler

Farmington Deli

This is shaping up to be a great day.  Please join us!

The mail-in registration form is attached below.  You will also find below the Athletic Department's "Wish List."  These are the items that we would like to acquire with these funds raised.  See you on August 16th!

2014 Fall Sports Conditioning Camp. You can print the registration form below to sign up for the upcoming camp.

Summertime. We're working on making our programs better for 2014-2015.  Please let me know your thoughts, or how you may be able to help next year.

Have a great summer! Take lots of pictures!

Participation in OLS CYO Sports. If your child is playing or trying out for a sport, please take time to read carefully the "OLS Sport Athletic Code of Conduct" page, accessed from the menu on the left of this page. There is essential information in this document for all participants in the C.Y.O. programs.

Parent Involvement. As parents of program participants, we all have to do our share of volunteering to make our athletic program run efficiently. Of equal importance, everyone's participation results in successful events for the enjoyment of our families and visitors from other parishes. Volunteering includes helping at concessions, collecting admissions, gym and field setup, cleanup, etc.

Coaching. We are always searching for coaches for upcoming seasons. Good coaching is the essential element to the goal of C.Y.O. athletics: the healthy development of our youth-emotionally, physically, intellectually and spiritually. Children that enjoy athletic competition and savor participation with a team of their peers, look up to good coaches as role models.

The attached "Being Present," below, captures the essence of the significance of coaching.  Although the article's subject is a priest, the idea that the critical element to a child's attention is commitment and sincere interest, applies to coaching as well.

If you think you would be a good coach, please call me so that we can meet and discuss this rewarding and valuable role.  I would look forward to that very much.

Please call or contact me at (248) 321-2521 or with any questions or comments.

Thank you.

Go Saints!!

Kevin Hammer


"It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit." -Harry S. Truman

Children's Right To Joy1.07 MB
Physical Form (1).pdf242.8 KB
Setbacks are Opportunities in Disguise385.99 KB
Being Present1.31 MB
Media Consent Form15.96 KB
Concussion Awareness457.21 KB
Concussion Material Acknowledgement64.19 KB
OLS Athletics Wish List.pdf8.8 KB
2014 OLS Fall Athletics Conditioning Camp Reg Form.pdf84.42 KB
OLS Golf Outing Reg.-2014 (Rev. 7-8).pdf139.58 KB