Fast-paced futsal match between St. Dominic, St. Louis Roadies fosters community connections and awareness of homelessness


It started as a class on developing leadership skills, but it turned out to be God's hand working to bring people together through the game of soccer while raising awareness of homelessness.

Junior Tony Petruso had signed up for Leadership, a semester-long elective course for juniors and seniors at St. Dominic High School in O'Fallon. On the first day of class, students received the assignment to design a service project that would take the entire semester to plan and execute. Focus on something you're passionate about, teacher Nancy Holden-Nims told the class.

Thursday Night Soccer: A 35-year tradition

Sascha Broll, left, checked on Nick DiCarlo, right, after DiCarlo lost his footing during a futsal game Jan. 9 at St. Gerard Majella in Kirkwood. Though the games get competitive, players commented that when someone goes down play stops immediately.

The discord of squeaking shoes resonating from the gym at St. Gerard Majella School in Kirkwood is common from daily basketball practices, but on Thursday nights, those squeaking shoes are used to score goals.

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