Monthly Archive: July 2014

Almost to our Goal !

July 30, 2014

We are almost to our goal but we need your help! As of July 30th Bishop Kearney Alumni and Friends have donated $125,811 to the Golisano Challenge. With one month left in the challenge time period we have secured 84% of our goal!

While these results are impressive we still need your help to reach our $150,000 goal. Every donation counts for the next month and the participation of all Kearney alumni is needed to meet the challenge goal. Let’s work together to fully leverage another $300,000 from Tom Golisano for needed scholarship support for our students.

You can make your donation today via the Bishop Kearney website or call me at 342-4000 ex. 228 to donate using your credit card.

Our thanks to all alumni and friends of Bishop Kearney who donated over the past two months! Your support has made me proud of being a BK alumni and reaffirmed my faith in the Bishop Kearney family of alumni, parents, staff and faculty members who have made this school a success.

Tom D’Agostino ’72

Golisano 2-1 Donation Challenge Update

July 17, 2014

I am happy to share with you that the Golisano Challenge is off to a great start. To date, over $70,000 has been donated to Bishop Kearney and we have secure 47% of our $150,000 goal.

If you have not sent a gift or pledge there is still time to make a donation using the BK website. Please  click on the tab (Supporting BK) at the top of the screen. Page down slightly and click on the donate button and you will be routed to our online giving page. All gifts are automatically counted to the Golisano Challenge.

All donations from alumni, parents and friends via the website, mail or by telephone will be matched $2 for every $1 donated by Tom Golisano until September.

Please make your donation today!

Tom D’Agostino ’72

If you have questions or wish to make a gift by phone using you credit card please call me at 342-4000 ex. 228.

Basketball Skills Camp 2014

July 16, 2014

The Big Man/Guard Camp will help players become the complete basketball player. Campers will be divided into two groups: Big Man or Guard and will work through a series of position-specific skills and drills.
The finest high school and college coaches from around the area will work with campers on the fundamentals of ball handling, passing, shooting, rebounding, posting up, defense, etc. Individual skill work is combined with league games and contests, with awards given in each division. This is an intense camp with a lot of individual instruction for players looking to take their game to the next level.

Location:   Bishop Kearney High School
Dates:         July 21-25, 2014, Monday- Friday

Guards Start workouts at 9am – 12 pm
Post Start workouts at 1pm – 4 pm

Cost: $225—both sessions $150—one session

Age Groups Boys and Girls 10 – 18 yrs. old

Concession Stands will be open for Lunch
Print out Registration Form and email to
Pick one up at Bishop Kearney & mail entry forms to:
Bishop Kearney HS
125 S. Kings Highway
Rochester, NY 14617
Attn: Coach Goode
Contact Info: (cell) 585-802-6515 or (email)

Carm Urzetta Field Announced

July 15, 2014

Carm Urzetta Field

On July 14th, Bishop Kearney honored a very deserving, long time dedicated family member. School President, Tom O’Neil, made the announcement at the Bishop Kearney Golf Tournament which took place at the Monroe Golf Club, that Bishop Kearney has named its baseball field after Carm Urzetta. Carm came to BK in 1964 as a devoted and adored teacher. During his time at BK he shared his passion for baseball as a coach for 23 years where he touched the lives of his players both on and off the field. This year marks his 50th year of loyal dedication and service to Bishop Kearney where he has also served as a teacher, coach, in alumni relations and development, and now as a part time Special Assistant. In these past 50 years, Carm has connected with and influenced countless young men and women. His loyalty, dedication and generosity towards our school family are beyond measure and naming our baseball field after Carm was the most fitting tribute for him. The date of the official dedication will be announced as soon as possible on our school website.


3 on 3 Basketball Tournament

July 8, 2014

Bishop Kearney / Camp Good Days Presents:

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3 ON 3 Tournament & 3 POINT CONTEST

When:        August 31st, 2014
Where:       Bishop Kearney High School (Parking Lot)
Who:          Age Groups Boys & Girls 10U, 12U, 14U 16U & 18U
Cost:          $125.00 per team – Before August 27th, 2014 (Max 4 players)
Time:         8:00 -9:00 AM -Registration (ABSOLUTELY NO LATE ENTRIES) 9:00AM –TIP OFF!!

To Register: Click on the link and Print out Registration Form & Tournament Waiver.

Email or Mail entry forms to:


Kevin Goode
Men’s Varisty Basketball Coach
Bishop Kearney HS
125 S. Kings Highway
Rochester, NY 14617
Phone: 585-802-6515

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• Teams are made up of 3 to 4 players with 3 players on the court at one time. All games must start with 3 players on each team. Teams may finish the game with 2 players.
• Substitutions are unlimited and only permitted when the ball is not in play or after a made basket.
• Games will be played to 15 points or until the 20 minute time limit is up.
• Scoring: 2 points outside the 3 point arc and 1 point inside the 3 point arc. Free throws are also worth 1 point.
• All games tied at the end of the 20 minute time limit will play a sudden-death overtime with the first team scoring declared the winner. A coin flip will determine the possession for sudden death.
• Any foul committed as time runs out will result in one more possession for the team fouled if the outcome of the game will be affected.
• A free throw is awarded to the fouled player on and after the 12th team foul. Fouls will be recorded by the court supervisor.
• The court supervisor has the authority to call flagrant or intentional fouls which will result in a free throw plus possession of the ball. The court supervisor also has the authority to remove any player, coach, parent, and/or team from the tournament.
• Unsportsmanlike conduct of any kind will not be tolerated!
• Supervisors of each court will officiate games calling fouls and violations and settle any disputes and to control the game. The court supervisor’s decisions on all disputes will be final!
• All games will be officiated by the court supervisor.
• If a player is fouled in the act of shooting and makes the basket, the basket counts and the ball changes possession.
• A double elimination tournament format will be followed, except for the championship game where the winner takes all.
• Game time is forfeit time. Warm up is allowed accordingly. Games will start on time unless previous game ran late. All efforts will be made to keep games on time.
• A coin flip will determine the possession at the start of each game.
• Games will be half court. Ball must be taken back behind the 3 point arc on each change of possession. Failure to do so will result in the loss of possession or loss of points from that possession. Taking it back means both feet and the ball behind the 3 point arc.
• Each team is allowed two 30 – second timeouts.
• The ball must be “checked” by a player of the opposite team before being passed into play.
• All dead balls and balls that go out of bounds will be brought in at the “top” of the court to resume play. Play shall be resumed when the ball is passed in.
• Alternate possession will be used on all jump balls.
• All 8 & Under divisions will play on an 8’6’’ baskets.


• Trophies will be given out to the CHAMPIONS in each division.


• Teams are responsible for registering 1 hour prior to the time of their first game.
• Please check the tournament board at each table to find out game times.
• Schedules & brackets will be available at the Team Check-In Table on the day of the tournament.


• Every effort will be made to play all games outside. Tournament officials have the right to delay, cancel, and/or move games to the gymnasium at Bishop Kearney due to inclement weather.


• No refunds will be given out.

STEP Program

July 2, 2014

STEP Program

The summer technology enrichment program is designed to act as a bridge between 8th and 9th grade with a focus on math, ELA and study skills. The program is from July 7th until July 31st and runs Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. There is a $200 fee for the program and it is open to Bishop Kearney students only. If you are interested please contact Mrs. Ilardo at 342-4000 ext. 239.