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The 26th annual Franciscan Sports Banquet drew sports personalities as well as plenty of people who are not sports-related to the Aqua Turf in Plantsville on June 8. The event annually raises funds for the ministries of the Franciscan Sisters of the Eucharist, whose international ministries include the Franciscan Life Center and Franciscan Home Care and Hospice Care, both in Meriden. (All photos by Jack Sheedy)
Cardinal Tauran checks out the list of items in the silent auction. It was not known whether he placed any bids.Mother Shaun looks over the program while Coach Jim Calhoun chats with his assistant coach, Kevin Ollie.Father and son co-emceed the event. At far left podium is Tony Terzi, former Connecticut television sports anchor. At right is his father, longtime news anchor at WFSB-TV, Al Terzi.Jeff McInerney, head football coach for Central Connecticut State University, acknowledges applause as Sister Suzanne and Father Mosey join in.Cardinal Tauran gives the invocation as Father Mosey steps aside.A fan asked Coach Calhoun, “Would you like to sign my program?” Coach Calhoun replied, “You mean, will I?” He smiled and signed it.Some of the silent auction items on display.Guests are reflected in a mirror near a projection screen.Cardinal Jean-Louis Pierre TauranIn the traditional closing of the Franciscan Sports Banquet, the community of Franciscan Sisters of the Eucharist lines up behind the head table to sing “May the Lord Bless and Protect You.”Sister Barbara Johnson, executive director of the Franciscan Life Center, presents the Corporate Sponsorship Award to Henry St. Hilaire, owner of Central Connecticut Acoustics of Wallingford.

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