Knights of Columbus fundraise with steak sandwich sales

first_imgThe white and blue banner that hangs from the double arches of the Knights of Columbus building at the intersection of South and God quads reads, “Home of Football Game Day Steak Sales $1,000,000 Since 1973.” Talk to any member of the Notre Dame Knights of Columbus, though, and they will tell you it’s about much more than the steak.Photo courtesy of Notre Dame Knights of Columbus “Notre Dame Knights are proud of their steak sale program, but more than the time spent on game days raising funds, the council enjoys working with some of the charities we support,” Robert Rauch, Notre Dame class of 2012 and former president of the Notre Dame Knights of Columbus, said.“For instance, we annually conduct several events with the Corvilla Home, one of our first charities,” Rauch, who now works as the College Council Coordinator for the Knights of Columbus Supreme Office, said. “We have annually prepared and consumed a Thanksgiving dinner with residents, we have participated in bingo and bowling events, and we have sponsored a team in their Snowball Softball tournament. The best part of steak sales is being able to have a relationship with the people we support.”According to the Notre Dame Knight of Columbus website, the steak sale began in 1973, but members of the Knights had been grilling steak sandwiches as part of their own tailgate since the late 1950s. Dennis Malloy, a third-year law student, said the location of the sale helped it take hold as a game day tradition.“The location of the Council Home next to the old bookstore was a prime location with thousands of potential consumers,” Malloy said. “We decided to sell only steak sandwiches to provide a distinct treat to our customers and reap the benefits of economies of scale.“Even though the bookstore moved and the glamour of Irish Green is far away, we are an essential part of the game day experience for many who make a special trip to the corner of God Quad and South Quad to visit us.”Malloy, who is a former grand knight of Notre Dame’s branch of the Knights of Columbus, Council 1477, said the Notre Dame Knights have about 100 active members. Each football Saturday, Malloy said at least 15 people work the steak sale at any given time, and about 40 people, including Knights, their friends and family and members of other campus organizations, work the sale throughout the day.Rauch said poor weather can lessen proceeds from the steak sale, but on a typical game day, the Knights will serve about 3,000 sandwiches and raise $10,000. As the sign outside the Knights of Columbus building highlights, the steak sales have raised over $1 million since 1973, a figure which Rauch said is not adjusted for inflation.Sophomore Henry Dickman, who oversees the steak sale this year, said he hopes to involve more student groups in the unique fundraiser.“Steak sales are not only significant in terms of the funds raised, but the event also provides a great way for council members to get to know each other and serve the Notre Dame community,” Dickman said. “Going forward, we’d like to find ways to get other campus groups involved with helping at the sales as well as attracting more students to buy sandwiches.”Rauch said the tradition of the Knights of Columbus at Notre Dame extends much further than the steak sales. The Notre Dame Knights were founded in 1910 and were the first student group on campus aside from athletic teams, the marching band and student government.“Like many things related to Notre Dame football, Knights of Columbus steak sales are rooted in tradition,” Rauch said. “The large stream of fans to the bookstore would smell the steak next door and would buy one on their way in or out. Plus, the steak sale program is all about charity and giving back — both themes that members of the Notre Dame family identify with.“When Fr. Sorin said that Notre Dame would one day be an enormous force for good in this country, he was speaking of people like the Notre Dame Knights who through their steak sale program and all their other activities serves as this force by being a charity that evangelizes.”Rauch said the sale can be taxing at times, but the benefits far outweigh the challenges.“College students typically don’t enjoy waking up before 8 a.m. on a Saturday morning, much less multiple Saturdays in a row, but that’s what the men of this council do every game day,” he said. “But when you have a good cause to support, you keep that in site and you keep going.”Jeff Gerlomes, Notre Dame class of 2014 and former president of the Notre Dame Knights of Columbus, said while the steak sale serves as a favorite game day tradition, it also goes beyond the bounds of Notre Dame football to make a tangible impact on peoples’ lives.“When we see that line down the quad, it’s humbling to think that this sandwich is as important to some of these people as a tartan cape or a golden helmet,” Gerlomes said. “Even more important, though, is that this fundraiser is our biggest opportunity to make a direct impact on some of the most serious social injustices around us. Instead of just campaigning for the poor and marginalized, we can aid programs that really help them on a lasting and personal level.”Tags: Game Day Tradition, Knights of Columbus, Steak Sandwich Salelast_img read more

People who forfeit the grace of God blame others for their mistakes.

first_imgPhoto credit: indyfpc.orgLocal Parish Priest at the San Sauver Roman Catholic Church Reverend Father Elvio Augustine used the opportunity at Fete Isidore on Sunday to remind Dominicans that they have forfeited the grace of God as a people who once had a fear for God.He said people seem to forfeit God’s grace put him on the backburner and blame others for their mistakes.A landslide killed a family of three last year, forcing the cancellation of Fete Isidore thus time was taken at this year’s celebrations to remember those who lost their lives.Awards were presented to outstanding senior citizens in the community, as well as an elder and centenarian at Sunday’s service. Dominica Vibes News Sharing is caring! Share 64 Views   no discussions Tweetcenter_img Share Share LocalNews People who forfeit the grace of God blame others for their mistakes. by: – June 14, 2011last_img read more

Unikrn acquires tournament platform ChallengeMe.GG

first_imgUnikrn has made its first of two announcements that CEO Rahul Sood considers “the biggest deals of [his] career”, acquiring tournament platform ChallengeMe.GG.This acquisition is said to be a “multi-million” deal, and the teams from both companies have merged into one.Unikrn will use ChallengeMe.GG to offer skill-based betting experiences alongside “competitive and quickplay matchmaking, open lobbies, direct challenges, fully automated tournaments and ladders.” The platform is currently only open to Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, though Sood plans to introduce titles such as Dota 2, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, and Rocket League sooner rather than later.Not only that, Unikrn are now seeding Unikoin Gold (UKG) tournaments that allows users to donate the cryptocurrency they’ve earnt, the platform will also add entry fees to increase tournament payouts. The company has added staff members in New York, Las Vegas, London, Signapore, Sydney, and Vietnam in the not-so-distant past, and plans to hire people in Berlin and Poland, too.Practically speaking, ChallengeMe.GG’s acquisition means Unikrn will be offering tournament betting with its blockchain technology across North America and Europe. Just last week, it was revealed that Unikrn – alongside PlayWire – entered a brand deal with the Sacramento Kings to represent its NBA 2K League, Kings Guard Gaming.Unikrn began working with ChallengeMe.GG in October 2017 where it hosted a tournament using a crypto prize pool, leading to weekly events and ladders being co-hosted by the companies. “If you’re wondering what part two is – strap in. It’s coming, and it’s a monster,” teased Sood in the announcement. Unikrn has previously acquired Pinion, DotaProHub, Vision IP, and LEET.Esports Insider says: This is seemingly a colossal move for Unikrn as the company looks to make its cryptocurrency, UnikoinGold (UKG), a staple in esports betting. We’re intrigued to see what it does with this acquisition, and look forward to seeing their so-called monstrous second announcement.last_img read more

Employee charged for allegedly stealing from boss

first_imgA woman, who allegedly stole from her employer, was charged and granted bail on Wednesday when she appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Thirty-eight-year-old Ivana Cummings appeared before Magistrate Leron Daly and denied the charge which stated that between the May and July 2019, she stole $287,000 from Hope Nester.Ivana CummingsMagistrate Daly released the woman on $50,000 bail. As a condition for bail, she was instructed to report at the Brickdam Police Station every Monday until the completion of the matter.The matter was adjourned for September 25.last_img read more