Children who participate in school sponsored athletics benefit physically, emotionally and socially. The Saint Bede Athletic Association works hard to ensure that the children who participate in the Diocesan cross-country, basketball and football leagues learn their sports, how to win and how to lose, and how to be team players.
The SBAA is dedicated to developing the children’s sportsmanship and athletic skills. These skills complement the spiritual and academic growth cultivated by the parish and school.
The Association provides coaching and equipment and coordinates the scheduling of practices and games. It also furnishes equipment for the school’s physical education classes and intramural athletics.
The SBAA holds two major fundraisers each year. The first is a Mardi Gras party which is held every year on the Saturday before Ash Wednesday. The second is the December Christmas Tree Sale. Parental participation in coaching, game management and fundraising is crucial to the SBAA’s ability to successfully provide for the children of Saint Bede’s growth as Christian athletes.