Scott Burrell, Head Men’s Basketball Coach, Southern Connecticut State University, recently met with Sister John Frances Lafever, FSE, and Sister Barbara Johnson, FSE, Executive Director of the Franciscan Life Center. Coach Burrell is receiving the Saint Francis Award at the 36th Annual Franciscan Sports Banquet and Silent Auction, on June 7, 2022, at the Aqua Turf Club.  This events benefits outpatient mental health and the home health care and hospice care services of Franciscan Home Care and Hospice Care.

Other honorees include:

Tina Gonyea, Head Girls’ Basketball Coach, Platt High School, Saint Clare Award

Dr. Rhona Free, President, University of Saint Joseph, Jim Calhoun Community  Service Award

Rick Leddy, Senior Director of Communications, National Association of Basketball Coaches, Dean of Sports Award

Cardinal Fernando Filoni, Grand Master, Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre, Mother Shaun Appreciation Award

Athletes, Special Olympics Connecticut

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