The Bishop Roger Gries CYO Good Shepherd Fund was created in 2007 to help provide access to CYO sports programs to youth in need within the Diocese of Cleveland CYO. When student-athletes must “pay to play”, these costs can be an insurmountable obstacle for kids & families suffering in poverty.
The Bishop Roger Gries CYO Good Shepherd Fund provides supplementary funding for student participation, sports equipment, uniforms, facilities, and leadership training for CYO member programs. CYO is committed to never turning any child away due to a lack of funding. The Bishop Roger Gries CYO Good Shepherd Fund allows us to continue to build on the CYO legacy for all children for generations to come. Since its inception, over $250,000.00 in grants have been awarded.
The following received a grant in 2016
Emmanuel Christian Academy-Akron, Holy Name-Cleveland, Mary Queen of Peace-Cleveland, Our Lady of the Elms-Akron, Our Lady of the Lake-Euclid, Sacred Heart of Jesus-South Euclid, SS. Robert and Williams-Euclid, St. Anthony of Padua-Parma, St. Agatha-St. Aloysius-Cleveland, St. Benedict-Garfield Heights, St. Bridget of Kildare- Parma, St. Clare-Lyndhurst, St. Francis of Assisi-Gates Mills, St. Francis-Cleveland, St. Mark-Cleveland, St. Matthew-Akron, St. Patrick-Kent.
Grant requests can be made for $200-$2,000. Regular Applications are due to the CYO Athletic Office by April 17. Emergency Applications are due to the CYO Office by September 30 or December 31.
If you would like to make a donation to the Bishop Roger Gries CYO Good Shepherd Fund, please call 1-330-379-3636 ext. 17.