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Mangaluru, Sep 14 : Father Mathew Vas, the Founder Trustee of Community Empowerment Trust ® Mangalore, whose dedication and selfless service to the society left an indelible mark on the community and congregation of Mangalore, a collaborative effort between Community Empowerment Trust (R) Mangalore, Christian Sports Association Mangalore, Catholic Sabha Mangalore Pradesh (R), and Catholic Sabha Udupi Pradesh (R) is set to host the Father Mathew Vas Memorial Inter-Parish Tournament. This event aims to celebrate his legacy and promote community unity through sports.

The tournament will feature competitive Inter-Parish Football (Men) and Throw ball (Women) matches and will take place on Sunday, October 22, 2023, at the St. Aloysius PU College Grounds.

As part of the event, a special ceremony will be held to felicitate Catholic athletes of Mangalore and Udupi Diocese who have demonstrated exceptional talent by winning medals at the state and national levels. The oeganisers encourage the submission of names of deserving athletes who achieved these milestones between October 1, 2022, and September 30, 2023, to Community Empowerment Trust, Milagres, Mangaluru, by October 15, 2023. Submissions can also be made through Phone / WhatsApp at 9448379689 / 9844502279.

Detailed tournament information and regulations have been disseminated to the churches within the Mangaluru and Udupi Diocese. The organisers kindly request participating denominations to register their teams' names by October 15, 2023.

The tournament winners will be rewarded generously, with cash prizes as follows: First Place: ₹25,000 each, Second Place: ₹15,000each, Third Place: ₹7,500each. Additionally, all winning denominations will receive a commemorative plaque in recognition of their outstanding performance.

This event promises to be a vibrant celebration of sportsmanship, community spirit, and the enduring legacy of Father Mathew Vas. The organisers look forward to the participation of parishes, athletes, and community members in this memorable tournament.

The details were revealed in a press meet held on Thursday, September 14, 2023 at Press Club, Mangaluru. Present at the Press Meet were:

Anil Lobo - Convener, Father Mathew Vas Memorial Inter Parish Tournament
Celestine D'Souza - Managing Trustee, Community Empowerment Trust, Mangalore
Alwyn D'Souza - President, Catholic Sabha Mangalore Pradesh (R)
Santhosh Cornelio - President, Catholic Sabha Udupi Pradesh (R)
Melwyn Peris - Treasurer, Christian Sports Association, Mangalore


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