From the Athletic Director

August 18th, 2014

Welcome to Our Lady of Sorrows Athletics!

Athletic Club Annual Golf Outing!!

By all accounts, our Golf Outing held this past Saturday, August 16th, was a great success.  Thanks to our outing co-chairs, Ron Rapson and Joe Doa, and committee members John Haapala and Brian Smith, for the  enjoyable day at Cattails Golf Club!

Not only was this Athletics biggest fundraiser of the year (over $10,000.00 was raised!), but more significantly, it was an enjoyable and relaxing day spent with fellow parishioners.

Thanks to our benefactors for their generosity:

Hole Sponsors

Action Floors (Rob Kramer)

JA Sportswear (Jerry Ashe)

Iron Mike (Mike Racey)

Burke Agency, Inc.

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

Powers Building Company (Steve Powers)

TDA Insurance (The Diederich Family)

Dubin Optometric

The Law Office of Matthew Norris

McGlinch & Sons

Mercy H.S.

Dompierre Construction

Orin Jewelers

Dr. Patrick Houlihan, D.D.S.

F.J La Fontaine & Sons

American Dryer (Dan & Gail Rabahy)

Arborscape, Inc. (Steve & Jennifer Benoit)

Aactus, Inc. (John & Peggy Haapala)

Dan Wood Plumbing (Al & Denise Wood)

Farmington Vision Clinic

Heeney-Sundquist Funeral Home

The Lewandowski Family

Minnesota Title

Ovations Dining Services, LLC

Paul Elkow Building (Paul & Laura Elkow)

Plante & Moran Financial Group (Paul Flanagan)

The Macomb Group - Jeff Fouchia

Vento Decorative Concrete (Jerry Vento)


Wynalda Packaging


If you are not already registered and need a little more incentive, just note the list of prizes that will be available for you to win at the Outing:

$5,000.00 Hole-In-One Prize - The Diederichs and TDA Insurance

2014 Chevy Cruze Hole-In-One Prize - The Nadolskis and Champion Chevrolet

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

Another Meadowbrook Round of Golf - Pat & Kathy Hickey

Another Meadowbrook Round of Golf - The Zalupski 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 - The Gerzema Family and 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

U of M v. Miami Football Tickets - The Zalupski Family

Deli Tray - Farmington Deli

A fantastic "Goodie Bag!"

Tryout Results. Attached below are the team rosters.  Congratulations to those that made the team.  For those that did not, please do not let this deter you from enjoying the sport and trying out again next year.

Forms! The Fall Participation Forms are below.  Please fill them out and turn into your Team Parent.

Fall Team Pictures. Pictures are scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 3rd.  Times, details and forms to come.

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
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
O.L.S. Sports Participation Booklet-Fall,2014.pdf89.39 KB
OLS Girls JV Roster - 2014.pdf52.92 KB
OLS Girls Varsity Soccer - 2014.pdf53.17 KB
OLS J.V. Volleyball Rosters - 2014.pdf248.73 KB
OLS Varsity Volleyball - 2014.pdf178.76 KB