For the first time since 1982, Christian Brothers Academy will host Red Bank Catholic in a regular season basketball game this Saturday at 3:00 p.m.
The game will serve as the main event in CBA’s Homecoming Day, the platform for the launch of the CBA Digital Network and the introduction to The Founders Cup between the two schools.
There will be no tickets sales on campus. CBA fans should use their pre-purchased tickets to gain entry through the rear entrance of the Academy. The CBA pre-game reception for ticketed attendees begins at 1:00 in the McKay Gym. The varsity gym doors will open at 2:15 for general admission to the game. CBA ticket purchasers who have not picked up their tickets can do so at the will-call table, located at the rear entrance.
Don’t have tickets or can’t attend the game? You can watch the contest LIVE on the CBA Digital Network! A new enterprise at the Academy, the CBA Digital Network will have its first full-scale broadcast on Saturday. To watch live on your desktop, please visit the network’s landing page here.
INTRODUCING THE FOUNDERS CUP
For nearly 60 years, Christian Brothers Academy and Red Bank Catholic have stood at the forefront of Catholic secondary education in the greater Jersey Shore area.
In fact, as CBA was preparing to open its doors in the fall of 1959, it was RBC pastor Monsignor Emmett Monahan who graciously allowed CBA students to use the RBC facilities for the Academy’s first placement test. The two schools have shared a unique bond for decades, one that goes far beyond the close proximity in driving distance.
With the advent of a new basketball series between the Colts and the Caseys, we unveil The Founders Cup, which pays tribute to the Catholic history of both schools. CBA and RBC are deeply rooted in tradition that dates back centuries. St. John Baptist De La Salle- the patron saint of teachers- founded the Brothers of the Christian Schools in the 1600s, while the Venerable Mother Catherine McAuley formed the Sisters of Mercy in the 1800s. Both schools incorporate their patron’s teachings in the classroom to this day.
The Founders Cup, which will be presented to the winning team, takes primary colors from both schools, the navy blue of CBA and the gold of RBC. The combination of the two colors delivers a simple, yet important message: while CBA and RBC will remain rivals on the basketball court, the two schools are continued partners in advancing the mission of Catholic education.
As always, you can follow Saturday’s festivities on our social media.