Our IHA Powder Puff Football Tournament, hosted by the IHA Christian Service Executive Board and general members on November 2, 2019, was another great success! After many action-packed games played between grade levels, the Senior team came out on top with a final victory over the Sophomores.
Thank you to Mr. Matthew Sartori, IHA faculty member, who ran the field, refereed the games, and taught our girls the rules of flag football. We would also like to thank faculty members, Mrs. Renee Thunell, for overseeing student volunteers and concessions; Ms. Jennifer Bednarek for helping to referee; and Mrs. Rosemary Cali P’12, ’15, ’19, ’23, Mrs. Kelly Duby Falcon’03, Mrs. Kristen Porcaro, and Ms. Lia Kunnapas’09 for their outstanding coaching.
Elizabeth Spizzo’21, a member of the Christian Service Executive Board who helped plan the event, said her favorite part of the day was witnessing the sense of community that Powder Puff brings to each grade level. “Girls who are passionate about service, athletics, or just IHA spirit are brought together,” she said. “From the field, you can always hear girls cheering for each other. This event not only leads us to work toward helping others, which is something that the gospel tells us to do, but it also brings the IHA community closer together. Students who you never would have met before could become your best friend.” We are so grateful to everyone who donated to the cause, as all proceeds went toward general scholarship and sponsorships for IHA’s BELIEVE. Conference. See you next year! Photos by Mike Hamlett Photography.