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DECEMBER 6-9, 2018


In 1991, our community suffered the tragic loss of three young lives.  One of the youths, Kate Conlon, was a graduate of St. Raymond School and her family were longtime parishioners.  Kate was a talented athlete who participated in basketball, volleyball, cheerleading and intramural sports.  A group of Kate’s friends and neighbors wanted to do something to remember her love of athletics, and thus the Annual Kate Conlon Christmas Tournament was created.  In its 2017, its 26th year, the Kate Conlon Tournament hosted 24, 8th grade girls teams over four days.

2018 Tournament Dates

The 27th Annual Kate Conlon 8th Grade Girls’ Christmas Basketball Tournament will be held Dec. 6–9. Games will be played at St. Raymond, St. Viator High School and Lincoln Middle School with the championship games for the three brackets being held at St. Raymond on the final day of tournament action, Sunday, Dec. 9.


Thursday, Dec. 6
•    Location: St. Raymond School – 5-9 p.m. 
•    Location: Lincoln Middle School – 5-9 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 7
•    Location: St. Raymond School – 5:15-9:15 p.m. 
•    Location: Lincoln Middle School – 5:15-9:15 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 8
•    Location: St. Viator High School – 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. 

Sunday, Dec. 9
•    Location:  St. Raymond School – 1-6 p.m.


2018 Kate Conlon Volunteers

A special thank you to the 2018 Kate Conlon Volunteers. It is only through their support that this tournament continues to be one of the most prestigious and well attend girls basketball tournaments in the greater Chicagoland area. 


2018 7th Grade Girls Basketball Player and Family Host  Volunteers

  • Alyssa Acosta
  • Caitlyn, Renee and Dan Halpin
  • Hayes Family - featuring Peggy Hayes
  • Maeve, Ronnie and Mike McClellan
  • Ashlyn, Nancy and Robb Pomis
  • Abby, Kat and Steve Samuelson
  • Natalie and Eni Suto
  • Thiel Family
  • Tiana Tran
  • Emma Turaka
  • Vernoski Family -  featuring Jen Vernoski
  • Maya and Marijana Wendt

Special Thanks to All of the  2018 Tournament Volunteers, Including:

  • Lisa Aliprandi
  • Rocco Barbanente
  • John Benson
  • Tim Bopp
  • Barbel Family
  • Libby and Brad Bullock
  • Cantieri Family
  • Dean Carlson
  • Tim Ciprian
  • Corrie and Kevin Cogan
  • Geraghty Family
  • Graham Ellis and Family
  • Gruensfelder Family
  • Charlie, Jack, Max, Sam, Emily and Sean Hargadon
  • Heil Family 
  • Iovino Family
  • Brian Krause
  • August and Joe Link
  • Marshall Family
  • Bill McKenna
  • Meyer Family
  • Mundt Family
  • Mark Neugebauer 
  • Ochab Family
  • Ken Payne
  • Danny and Dave Petricca
  • Sutton Family
  • Tony Phan
  • John Maher
  • Meyer Family
  • Lori McGuire
  • Pat Mueller
  • Bill Pinter
  • Krissy and George Olsen
  • Kyle Ramirez
  • Riefke Family
  • Art Scheller
  • Mia Schmitt
  • Jim Sherwood
  • Smithe Family
  • Carl Wrede
  • Deb Ziemianin

Concessions  Leaders

  • Jen Vernoski
  • Peggy Hayes
  • Taste Testers  - Molly Hayes & Nora Vernoski

2018 Kate Conlon Tournament Committee

  • Steve Samuleson
  • Renee and Dan Halpin
  • Mike McClellan
  • Jen and Josh Vernoski

Kate Conlon Tournament Scores

2018 Kate Conlon Tournament Raffle

Check out the 2018 Kate Conlon Tournament Raffle for some great prizes!

Enter for a chance to win:

  • Xbox One Gaming System
  • Mount Prospect Golf Course Outing
  • Chicago Wolves Game Experience
  • And MORE ... 

Prizes will be drawn Sunday, Dec. 9, at halftime of the championship game. Winners need not be present to win.

Print and pay for your tickets (see below) at the game or through the St. Raymond Parent Portal.

2018 Kate Conlon Tournament PLATINUM Sponsors 

St. Raymond Saints Sponsors

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