Bishop's Dinner for Catholic Schools

Bishop's Dinner for Catholic Schools
Bishop's Dinner for Catholic Schools

CREIGHTON COACH TO HEADLINE 21ST ANNUAL BISHOP’S DINNER 

The Catholic School Foundation of the Diocese of Sioux City is pleased to announce Coach Greg McDermott, Head Men’s Basketball Coach at Creighton University, as the keynote speaker for the 21ST Annual Bishop’s Dinner for Catholic Schools. The dinner will take place Sunday, October 1, 2017 at the Sioux City Convention Center.  

McDermott has served as the head coach of the Creighton University Bluejays men's basketball team since 2010 leading them to a record of 141-72 in his first six seasons. A native of Cascade, Iowa, McDermott holds a 422-267 career mark in 22 seasons as a head coach, which includes eight trips to the NCAA Tournament.   Previously McDermott served as head coach at Wayne State College, North Dakota State University, University of Northern Iowa, and Iowa State University.  He is also the father of NBA player Doug McDermott. 

The Bishop’s Dinner for Catholic Schools serves as the single largest fundraiser benefiting 16 Catholic school systems throughout Northwest Iowa.  More than 6,000 students receive a faith based education every year with 100% of the proceeds from the dinner being distributed back to the schools in the form of educational enhancement grants. The 2016 the Bishop’s Dinner raised over $200,000.  

Catholic schools within the Diocese of Sioux City are located in Algona, Alton, Boone, Carroll, Danbury, Denison, Emmetsburg, Fort Dodge, Granville, Humboldt, Le Mars, Pocahontas, Remsen, Sheldon, Spencer, Sioux City and Storm Lake.  The schedule for the evening will include a 4:00 p.m. social hour with Champagne and hors’doeuvres; 5:00 p.m. dinner, 6:00 p.m. keynote speaker, Coach Greg, McDermott; 6:45 p.m. awards presentations.

Tickets cost is $125 per plate, with $80 per plate paid directly back to St. Mary’s Schools when you identify RSM as your choice for recipient of the funds.  The remainder of the proceeds come back to the diocese schools on a per pupil basis in the form of educational enhancement grants.  Tickets to the dinner can be purchased through the Remsen St. Mary’s Development Office, Box 500, Remsen, IA, or online by clicking HERE  Reduced price tickets are available for faculty and staff.  Student tickets are available through the Development Office for $45.