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New Setting; Same Goals as Revs Clash With Sems on the Hardwood


By Liz Sullivan

The 12th Annual Revs vs. Sems Basketball Challenge will have a slightly different look when the two teams square off on May 12, at 7 p.m. This year’s game will take place at Archbishop Mitty High School, and is happening about two months later than usual.

Mitty hosted the first game where the Sems defeated the Revs in double overtime. Previously the game had been played at Santa Clara University’s Leavey Center, but it is currently being renovated. Also, officials from the Diocese of San Jose feel this is a great opportunity to connect with local Catholic high school students.

“In its 12th year, this game continues to draw every group from every age and culture in our diocese,” said Father Joe Kim, Director of Vocations for the Diocese of San Jose. “It has been an entertaining way for the whole Catholic Church to appreciate the vocation of priesthood. The priests could use a win this year.”

The Sems hold a 7-4 lead in the series after winning last year 45-34. It will also be somewhat of a homecoming for the seminarians from the Diocese of San Jose as they have spent this year attending Mundelein Seminary outside of Chicago after previously schooling at Saint Patrick Seminary and University in Menlo Park.

Also participating in the game will be seminarians from the Dioceses of Wichita, KS, and Sacramento.

Tickets are $10 general and $5 for students. All proceeds from the game benefit the Seminarian Foundation. Visit www.dsj.org/basketball for more information.