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Centennial Basketball Tournament to Feature San Francisco’s Oldest Catholic Elementary Schools


Six Elementary Schools in San Francisco to come together for a day of fun and competition

San Francisco, CA (January 12, 2010) – The Star Centennial Basketball Invitational, to be held January 30th, 2010 at the Star of the Sea gymnasium, will feature six Catholic elementary schools, all founded more than a century ago. The event is a celebration of the schools’ many years of service to the children and families of San Francisco.

Mission Dolores (founded 1852), Saint Peter (1878), Saint Anthony/Immaculate Conception (1894), Saint Charles (1894), Saint James (1906) and Star of the Sea (1909) will participate in the tournament. Together, the schools have spent more than 500 years educating San Francisco’s best, brightest and most athletic.

The event will feature exhibition basketball games, free throw shoot-a-thons, raffle & prizes, food & concessions, with limited edition T-shirts available for purchase. The event will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Star of the Sea Gym, 345 8th Avenue in San Francisco between Geary and Clement Street. Admission for students K-8 is $1, and general admission is $2, with all proceeds going to the Star of the Sea Centennial science lab.

For more information, contact Star of the Sea through the following:

Telephone: 415-221-3399 (Centennial Hotline for information and messages)

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About Star of the Sea
Founded in 1909 by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, Star of the Sea Schools include the preschool and elementary school under the authority of the parish, serving a diverse population of girls and boys. Our schools are nurturing, dynamic, and constantly evolving environments that support academic achievement, develop moral and spiritual character, and encourage students to be globally aware and become lifelong learners and problem solvers. Star’s graduates are consistently accepted to and excel in San Francisco’s top Catholic, public and private high schools, including Sacred Heart Cathedral, Saint Ignatius, Riordan, Mercy, ICA, Lowell, and University. Star of the Sea is located at 360 9th Avenue in San Francisco’s inner Richmond neighborhood.



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