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Marymount Attends "Guts and Glory"

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Back (L-R) Francesca Tsimiklis (Gr. 11), Alyssa Rumford (Gr. 11), Ken Derrett (Senior VP of Marketing for the San Diego Chargers), Rob Van Mierlo (Teacher)

Middle (L-R) Mike Coughlin (triathlete), Jessica Pugliese (Gr. 11), Amanda Daigle (Gr. 10), Meghan Miller (Gr. 10), Vanessa Bulfon (Gr. 9), Riley Kluppel (Gr. 12), Alenna Predon (Gr. 10), Alannah MacLean (OFSAA Nordic Skiing Champion)

Front (L-R) Kiana Wardell (Gr. 9), Jordan Barberio (Gr. 10), Kate Palkovits (Gr. 11), Laura Gavidia (Gr. 8), Dan Bartolucci (Teacher)

Attended the lunch but left before picture: Jordan Ealdama (Gr. 12) & Ryan Faiella (Marymount Alumni)

October 27, 2010 - On Friday, October 22nd, members of the Marymount Academy Girls’ Athletic Association and various athletes from different grade levels attended the 4th Annual “Guts & Glory” fundraiser luncheon put on by SportLink Sudbury. This year’s event featured two local athletes – Alannah Maclean, an OFSAA gold medallist in Nordic skiing and Mike Coughlin, a triathlete who now calls Sudbury home. The keynote speaker was Ken Derrett who is the current VP of Marketing for the San Diego Chargers from the National Football League. At the luncheon, the girls listened to courageous stories about all of the hard work and dedication it takes to become an elite athlete. Mr. Derrett focused his energy on outlying an important “toolkit” to persevere in athletics. He spoke about the importance of education and staying current with what is going on in the world. Furthermore, he added that “having respect for all of the people who surround you on a consistent basis, will help greatly in guiding your athletic journey, whatever it may be.” The Marymount Athletic Association and the students & staff who attended would like to extend a sincere thanks to Faiella Financial for generously donating the tickets to once again attend this great event.


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