The Inductees

Bear Woznick, Two -Time World Champion Tandem Surfer and Deep Adventure Radio Catholic Evangelist and Author

Bob Cousy, National Basketball Association Boston Celtics and Cincinnati Royals

Bonnie Blair Cruikshank, NBA Hall of Fame

Cardinal Stritch, Four -Time Olympian with five gold medals and one Bronze Medal, Author of Wellspring of Hope

Chris Ledyard, University 2013 National Championship  Basketball Team

George Connor, Athletic Director at Franciscan University in Steubenville, NFL Hall of Fame

Jesse Romero, Boxing and Kickboxing Champion and Catholic Evangelist

John Holocek, Former NFL and Varsity Football Coach of Loyola Academy

John Lattner, University of Notre Dame Heisman Trophy Recipient

John McKenna, New Jersey Coaches Hall of Fame and  a Catholic Athletes for Christ

The Saint Viator Varsity Lacrosse Team in Arlington Heights in Illinois is the recipient of the Prayers for Life, Pro-Life Award

Sports Faith International was so impressed with the accomplishments of Father Smyth, whose life bears testimony to the world-changing power of combining the virtues and influence of sport with mountain-moving faith, an award, was named in his honor. Known as the Fr. John P. Smyth Award, it is awarded annually to an outstanding Catholic athlete or coach pursuing a religious vocation.  This year’s award will honor Fr. Ted Schmitt, posthumously, who served as Chaplain to the Varsity Football teams at  St. Patrick High School in Chicago and Nazareth Academy in LaGrange Park, IL, as well as the boxing industry in Las Vegas.

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