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Matthew Lewnard Volley for Lurie Children's Hospital

By Ann Cantieri, 04/28/19, 11:15PM CDT


Schedule details announced, Jeans Day on Friday

On Friday, May 3rd, St. Raymond School will host the 5th Annual Matthew Lewnard Volley (for Lurie’s Children’s Hospital).  This St. Raymond School inter-grade volleyball night was started by two 8th grade students.  These students wanted to honor their beloved friend, Matthew Lewnard, who passed away in 2009 when the boys were in 2nd grade together.  Proceeds will be donated to Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. The games will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the gym.  Make sure to mark your calendars and come on out to play or watch some fun volleyball.  All skill levels welcome.  Friday, May 3rd, will be a $1 Jeans Day at school.

Adult and Jr. High student volunteers are needed for various evening events including decorating, concessions, raffle administration, admissions, and score keeping.  If you would like to help with planning, please contact Ann Cantieri at or (847) 253-8555.

The schedule is as follows:

Pre-game kick-off with prayer and flag ceremony by Cub Scouts

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM:  6th grade warm up and games

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM: 7th grade warm up and games

8:00 PM – 9:00 PM: 8th grade warm up and games

9:00 PM – 10:00 PM:  Special Class of 2015 St. Raymond Alumni game

T-Shirts and Registration

Electronic t-shirt ordering and registration are closed.  However, if you would still like to register and/or order a T-shirt, please email Ann Cantieri at

Cost of Participating in the Tournament + T-shirt: $10

Cost of T-Shirt Only: $8.00

6th, 7th and 8th Grade St. Raymond Students:  The 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students who will be participating need to register and will pay $10. This price includes both the registration and a T-shirt.

All others:  The price for the T-shirt only will be $8 for children, teachers, and parents who won’t be participating in the game.

Players:  The registered 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students will place their names into a bowl. On “Draft Day,” student names will drawn at random to determine the teams for the game (these teams will be a mix of boys and girls, and they will be divided according to grade level). All skill levels welcome!

Come out for the fun and thank you very much for your support!

Friday, May 3rd $1 Jeans Day


Friday, May 3rd, is $1 Jeans Day at St. Raymond School.  For $1, students can wear their Matthew Lewnard T-shirts, shirts that have St. Raymond, St. Raymond Spirit Wear shirts, red/black/white shirts, or St. Raymond Gym Shirts.  Jeans, St. Raymond gym pants, or St. Raymond Gym shorts can be worn.  We have sold more than 200 shirts!  Shirts will be sent home with students on Thursday, May 2nd.