Stadium Club 2017-2018 Registration Deadline Approaches

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Stadium Club membership gives Eagle fans an enhanced experience during the football and basketball seasons! Membership includes the following:

  • Two member passes and two guest passes for regular season, home football games at Booster Stadium*
  • Two member passes and two guest passes for regular season, basketball games at Uribe Sports Center*
  • One reserved parking space in the Stadium Club area for each regular season, home football game
  • Invitation for four people to Stadium Club tailgate on August 25, 2017
  • Invitation for four adults (21 and over only) to Stadium Club End of Season Party on November 3, 2017
  • A Stadium Club gift (to be distributed at the game on August 25)

*Stadium club passes are for regular season football and girls’ and boys’ basketball games only. All playoff and CIF games are excluded and must be purchased separately.

Annual membership for two members is $500.

To register, please visit this website to submit payment; or download and complete this form, and return it with a check to:

Chaminade College Preparatory
ATTN: Christina Beausang
10210 Oakdale Ave
Chatsworth, CA 91311

The deadline to register is August 18, 2017. Please contact Christina Beausang at (818) 360-0615 for more information.

Welcome to the 2017-2018 School Year

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Dear Chaminade Families,

It is with great joy that I welcome all our families to a new school year at Chaminade! Thank you for entrusting us with the education and faith formation of your children.

This year we celebrate 65 years of Chaminade College Preparatory, as well as the Marianist bicentennial, and the founding of the Society of Mary by Blessed William Joseph Chaminade. Additionally, each year we celebrate one of the Characteristics of Marianist Education, and this year will focus on the importance and meaning of service, justice, and peace.

I am also pleased to welcome two new Marianists to our school family. Fr. Joseph Raj, S.M. and Bro. Kumar Kambhampati, S.M. come to us from India. Both are eager to serve and learn – Fr. Raj as school chaplain and Bro. Kumar as a pastoral associate. Their arrival means that Chaminade is blessed with six vowed Marianists. Fr. Ted Ley, S.M. ’58 continues to be present for Masses and retreats, and remains active in our Marianist Community.

As we go through the school year, there will be many stories to share and events to support. In addition to the various concerts and competitions you attend, you are always welcome to celebrate Mass with us at either of our campuses. You can also keep up with us online:

Please know that our faculty, staff, and administration hold your children in prayer. We look forward to a blessed and successful school year. Thank you again for choosing Chaminade!

God Bless and Go Eagles!
Robert S. Webb P ’18 ’20
President

RSVP Today for Volunteer Mixers

Chaminade C -on Blue- BoostersThe Office of Advancement and the Chaminade Parents’ Association will host the school’s annual volunteer mixers on Tuesday and Thursday, August 15 and 17. The mixers are a chance to meet committee chairs of special events, find out more about available volunteer opportunities, and meet other parents, grandparents and Chaminade’s Advancement team.

Both mixers are open to all parents and are not campus specific. Parents of middle and high school students at Chaminade may attend either event, and everyone is encouraged to bring a friend.

 

Tuesday, August 15, 2017
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Wine and Cheese Reception
Tutor Center Amphitheater (West Hills)

Thursday, August 17, 2017
8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Coffee and Continental Breakfast
Oak Room, Chaminade Hall (Chatsworth)

 

Please RSVP online by Friday, August 11, 2017.

Eagle Engineering Wins $10,000 Team Grant at Pro-Style Video Gaming Tournament

By Tommy Smeltzer
Photos: Cooler Master

Eagle Engineering students turned a casual pastime into $10,000 for their program in July when they won the Overwatch Cooler Master Invitational tournament at the ESports Arena in Santa Ana. This inaugural event featured the popular team-based video game Overwatch, which pits two teams of six different hero characters against each other in a variety of timed challenges. Esports, or electronic sports, is a growing phenomenon around the world with a global audience of over 200 million people. Revenue for professional gaming was estimated at nearly $500 million in 2016.

Cooler Master is a computer hardware company with offices in Chino, and specializes in components for custom-built gaming computers and peripherals. When they learned about the skills and experience gained by robotics students around the world, as well as the fundraising challenges teams face, the company decided to add their support. In getting to know teams it became obvious that there was a lot of crossover between robotics and gaming, so the Cooler Master Invitational was born. Business Development Manager Brandon Kovacic said, “Cooler Master is excited to have an opportunity to bring our passion of esports and technology together with robotics for this event. Giving the teams the ultimate esports experience while benefiting their STEM programs was our goal and with the help of the sponsors we were able to accomplish that.” They teamed up with LA Robotics, a non-profit that facilitates workshops, programs and scholarship programs across Southern California to solicit applications and select 12 teams to compete for a total purse of $40,000 in program grants. The tournament was live-streamed on the popular gaming site Twitch.tv.

The Overwatch teams in the tournament were comprised of students from 2016-2017 season robotics team rosters. Eagle gamers included Captain David Ardy ’17, Nicole Kuberka ’17, Daniel Brown ’19, Aaryan Wadwha ’19, Daniel Bedrossian ’19, and Ethan Mikahel ’19. Jonathan Huang ’19 was alternate. The team did all the work in getting accepted into the 12-team pool, and were guaranteed a minimum of $1,000. Connor Morse ’19 created video content and provided support critical to the team’s acceptance into the tournament.

While the Chaminade teammates knew each other well from robotics, many had never played video games together online, so it took weeks of practice and strategy development to hone themselves into a fine tuned machine in-game. “Two weeks ago, we thought we were going to come in here and get destroyed,” said Ardy. “Our highest individual ranking was mid-diamond, but some other teams in the tournament had top-500 guys. We also didn’t think we’d practiced enough as a team, but as it turned out, we were probably the most practiced team there. All that preparation and teamwork really paid off, but that’s just a normal process for our robotics team I think.”

The two-day tournament held qualifying rounds on the first day and a single-elimination bracket on day two. The Eagle Engineering team suffered their only loss in the second round of the qualifiers, and had to battle their way out of the losers bracket to secure a wildcard spot on day two, guaranteeing a minimum prize of $2,000. After two tough wins in the semifinals against Gryffingear, the finals pitted Eagle Engineering versus Code Orange in a best of five series. The Eagles squeaked out a win in the first round and then dropped the next two, setting up a dramatic showdown over the next two matches. The outcome was uncertain right up to the very last seconds. The crowd at ESports Arena erupted as the final seconds ticked down and the winner was determined in match five.

The money awarded to the team will help with registration costs and an upgrade to the team’s aging pit, the portable shop area they set up at competitions. With expansive program growth over the past several years, the team must raise approximately $20,000 in corporate sponsorships and private contributions each year in addition to their school budget to be competitive in all areas and serve the growing team with plenty of hands-on engineering and programming projects. “This takes a lot of pressure off of our fundraising efforts,” said Team Head Coach Tommy Smeltzer, “but we hope we will be able to enjoy this above and beyond our usual goals. There is a lot we need to do to stay competitive, so this money could do that if we are able to continue to get other gifts coming in.”

The entire broadcast of the tournament is archived on Twitch.tv. Eagle Engineering is a student-centered, competitive robotics program with a focus on a professional team approach to design, engineering, programming and business challenges. For more information on Chaminade Robotics and how you can support the team, please contact Head Coach Tommy Smeltzer.

Boosters Uniform and Spirit Wear Sales Begin in July

Boosters uniform and spirit wear sales begin in July and continue in August! Save the dates below and stop by either the Chatsworth or West Hills campuses. All sales, regardless of campus, will carry uniforms for both high school and middle school students.

Additionally, Dennis Uniforms now sells Chaminade uniform polo shirts, pants, shorts, skirts and PE uniforms. Chaminade Boosters will continue to sell school-authorized sweaters, sweatshirts, sweats (for middle school cold weather days) and its remaining PE uniform and polo shirt inventory throughout the year.

Chatsworth Campus
10210 Oakdale Ave., Chatsworth
Located in the Parent Center – around the corner from the Student Center/Cafeteria.

  • July 10, 3:00 – 7:00 p.m.
    In addition to the Booster sale, Dennis Uniform will also have an on-campus sale this day.
  • July 18 –19, 2:00 – 7:30 p.m.
  • August 1– 2, 2:00 – 7:30 p.m.
  • August 3, 4:30 – 7:30 p.m.
    Coincides with the New Family BBQ

West Hills Campus
7500 Chaminade Ave., West Hills
Located in Mundy’s – near the stadium above the football field.

  • August 6, 4:30 – 7:30 p.m.
    Coincides with New Parent Orientation at the high school
  • August 7-8, 11:00 a.m.– 4:00 p.m.
    Coincides with New Student Orientation at the high school

Want to volunteer? We would love your help with uniform sales.
Please visit our SignUpGenius page and volunteer today!

For more information email boosters@chaminade.org