The Robinson Community Learning Center (RCLC) celebrated its 10th Anniversary Friday. The Center was established under the tenure of University President Fr. Emeritus Edward “Monk” Malloy. “This is a chance to celebrate and recognize that great things happen when good people pull together their knowledge and resources to help the young, old and everyone in between,” Malloy said at a celebration Friday. The accomplishments and collaborations of the Center were on full display Friday night at an open house held for the community. “It is always important to set ambitious goals, but also important to celebrate our successes,” University President Fr. John Jenkins said. Some of the programs based at the RCLC are a Lego Robotics team, an entrepreneurship program and a youth Shakespeare troupe. Charell Lucky, a student that participates in the youth Shakespeare troupe, performed Sonnet 40 and a scene from Henry VI. “The RCLC is a blessing for me and my family,” Lucky said. Take Ten, a violence prevention program in local public schools also celebrated. The RCLC is home to the program, which serves 16 schools in the South Bend Mishawaka community, as well as the Center for the Homeless, all Boys and Girls clubs and community centers. John Hess, a local principal, received the James A. Kapsa award for his work with Take Ten. “Take Ten works best when the principal steps up and is strong and instrumental to making Take Ten a success,” Ellen Kyes, director of the Take Ten program, said while presenting the award. Two members of the RCLC received an award for their participation. Isaiah Crudup won the James A. Roemer award presented to a youth participant that has excelled in the Center’s programs and Alfreda Redding won the Dr. Dale O. Grayson award honoring an adult in the RCLC education programs. The Renelda Robinson award, named after the community member whose name also sits over the RCLC, is given to a community volunteer that promotes learning and relationship building. Bridgett Mitchell received the award and was described as a volunteer who not only does the job, but does it with kindness. Two members of the Notre Dame community were also honored. Junior Caitlin Kinser received the Rev. Don McNeill C.S.C. award, which is presented to a Notre Dame student volunteer, for her dedication to the Shakespeare program at the center. The Arthur Quigly award is given to a distinguished Notre Dame faculty or staff member. This year’s recipient was Nicole MacLaughlin, a University Writing Progam teacher who partnered youth participants in the Shakespeare troupe and her students. She also received a grant that allowed her to take 25 Notre Dame and 16 RCLC students to Chicago to see Romeo and Juliet. “[The RCLC is the] heart and home of the east side,” Jasmine Brown, RCLC advisory board co-chair, said. “We need to be the visionaries of the future and the philanthropists of tomorrow.” Jay Caponigro, the current Notre Dame director of community engagement and first director of the RCLC, said he is confident the RCLC will continue on strong due to the great people and community that make the center what it is.
Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Zach Barber nearly swept the jumping events, recording a top triple jump of 39 feet 8 ½ inches to prevail as he also went 19’3” in the long jump to claim second place.Quigley earned a title of his own in the pole vault, the only competitor to clear 9’6”. Tyler Spencer had a second-place weight throw of 36’1” and was sixth in the shot put, heaving it 32’5 1/2”.To lead the J-E girls, Vassianna Klock would beat the field in the 1,000 in 3:12.92 as Abby Burns (3:39.06) was fourth, with Klock also taking the 1,500-meter run in 5:04.50, Hannah Fichter (5:43.04) getting fifth place.Going 1-2 in the 55 hurdles, the Eagles had Kyra White win in 10.01 seconds and Mia Delap (10.48) grab second place. Not stopping there, White won the pole vault by clearing 7 feet, with Cassandra Gates (6’6”) in third place.Moving to the relays, J-E had Gates, Coral Uhle, Olivia Bennett and Jazymn Stevenson win the 4×400 in 4:41.31. Klock, Bennett, Hannah Fichter and Abby Burns were victorious in the 4×800 in 10:59.09.Uhle took second in the 600 in 1:45.25 and Bennett (1:59.18) was sixth, with Uhle third in the 300-meter dash in 45.98 seconds as Stevenson (47.10) was sixth, also helping the Eagles take fourth in the 4×200 in 2:04.18.Tatianna Parkolap cleared 4’10” in the high jump and was second to Syracuse Academy of Science’s Justine Bell. Fichter and Ella Jewsbury were third and fourth, respectively, in the 3,000-meter run.Bishop Ludden had freshman Beatrize Gurgol prevail in the long jump, going 15’11” as J-E had Delap fifth and Parkolap sixth.Then Gurgol won again in the triple jump with 34′ 1/2” as Burns was fourth for the Eagles with 29’5”, Gurgol adding a third-place high jump of 4’6”. The Gaelic Knights’ Isaiah Patterson was fourth in the boys high jump.A day later, in the Salt City Athletic Conference Metro division meet, West Genesee finished fifth in the girls standings and seventh in the boys standings.WG’s Caitlin Mills was fourth in the 55 sprint in 7.63 seconds, with Sandy Gardino (7.76) fifth as Abby Kuppinger was fifth in the 600 in 1:44.63. Vivian Youmans finished fifth in the weight throw.The Wildcats finished third in the 4×200 in 1:51.55 and fourth in the 4×800 as Olivia Becker was fourth and Rachel Reynolds fifth in the 55 hurdles Mikeayla DeJesus was fifth in the 300 and Becker sixth in the triple jump.For the boys Wildcats, Matt Bartolotta ran the 1,600 in 4:38.28 to finish fourth. Chris Moser was sixth in the 600, with WG fourth in the 4×200 and fifth in the 4×800. Connor Scott finished sixth in the long jump. A winter full of consistent results prepared the Jordan-Elbridge indoor track and field teams well for a post-season conquest as the Eagles won both the boys and girls team titles in Wednesday’s Onondaga High School League Division II championship meet at SRC Arena.J-E’s boys had 127 points, just ahead of Hannibal’s second-place 120 points. The girls Eagles picked up 125 points, beating out Tully (113 points) for the top spot as Bishop Ludden had 27 points for sixth place.To get the J-E boys going, Sean Dristle ran 3,200 meters in 10 minutes, 17.38 seconds, winning that race as Lee Jewell was third in 10:51.66. Dristle also was second in the 1,600-meter run in 4:59.10 Kenny Williams won the 1,000-meter run in 2:54.27, with Colin Jewsbury third in 3:00.21 to go with his third (5:06.12) in the 1,600.Derek Quigley, Michael Bennick, Rick Rauss and Aiden Lewis would go 3:54.29 to win the 4×400 relay, the only time under four minutes in the field. Lewis finished eighth in the 55-meter dash.Moving to the 4×800, Dristle, Jewsbury, Jewell and Bennick went 9:14.43 to beat Hannibal (9:33.14) by nearly 19 seconds. In the 4×200, Williams, Jewell, Rauss and Lewis were second in 1:44.61 to Onondaga’s 1:42.36. Tags: indoor trackJordan-ElbridgeWest Genesee
The Breaking Gaming Group has secured a Curacao gaming licence after successfully meeting all of the Curacao eGaming requirements.The licence will cover the Group’s BreakoutGaming.com website and is expected to cover licencing for the soon-to-launch Breakout Lottos gaming entertainment website.The company interestingly also operates a game store, operated by GameMiles. Consumers can buy titles such as Fallout 4, Total War: Warhammer and many other games. By doing so through the portal, consumers will earn Breakout Coin (“BRK”), a cryptocurrency traded publicly on Bittrex.com. The currency can be used as a wagering method across the sportsbook as well as the Live Dealer casino games and virtual/fantasy sports accordingly. The site not only supports traditional deposit methods but it will shortly include both the BRK and Bitcoin as options.Another facet of the website is Breakout Gaming’s esports offering. The site, dubbed “BreakoutPvP.com” allows users to register, find a match in a lobby and compete against each other for money. At the moment the lobby is thread-bare and only has two options. The first is a CS:GO (Heads Up) where players will compete one versus one with an entry of $3, whilst there’s also a Desert Warfare lobby which is free to enter and the prize is “Bragging Rights”. Desert Warfare is a web-based game in which players can compete against each other.The website insinuates that it will soon include the likes of League of Legends as under “Create Your Account” it reads “Provide basic details to play League of Legends and other titles”. It seems slightly confused in the approach as it reads “CS:GO, Minecraft and Desert Warfare and more action than you can shake an AK47 at!”. There’s certainly nothing esports about Minecraft and dare we say it but the Desert Warfare browser game probably doesn’t constitute an esport. Esports Insider says: We’ve seen a few of these peer to peer wagering systems in esports before – and generally speaking they’re not overly popular. Esports isn’t poker and most games don’t lend themselves to one versus one wagering matches. Even then, you have no idea of the skill of your opponent and thus most are deterred from entering contests where the platform takes a % of the wager. Often in-game ranking is enough to spur competition for most in popular esports titles.