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The Bachrodt Challenge is a unique opportunity for Boylan Catholic' alumni, parents, future parents, and students to make a difference. Brothers Pat and Lou Bachrodt will match every capital gift or pledge made to the Imagine Campaign dollar-for-dollar to $1 million.

The Challenge, first of its kind at Boylan Catholic, will raise the funds necessary for the construction of two practice courts for use by student-athletes as well as physical education classes. In other words, every Boylan student of today and tomorrow.

The number of Boylan athletes and team sports has substantially increased since the introduction of girls'; sports in the early 1970's. The school's practice space has not. From freshman to varsity, 24 boys'; and girls' teams practice in various school sites. Some use off-campus facilities. Two new practice courts will provide greater practice space and availability.

The addition will memorialize Pat and Lou's parents, two of the school's earliest benefactors and stalwart supporters. The Lou and Irene Bachrodt Center for Health and Fitness is the next step in fulfilling the dream of the Catholic community whose sacrifices built Boylan Catholic. It is also our legacy to those students who will follow us in striving to be Saints. Scholars. Champions.

Boylan Catholic's entire Center for Health and Fitness will be completed in three phases:

  • Phase I is the construction of two new practice courts and a hallway to link new construction to the existing building.
    Cost: $3,500,000
  • Phase II will include new girls’ and boys’ locker rooms and coaches’ offices to be added to the practice court building.
    Cost: $2,000,000
  • Phase III calls for renovations to the Auxiliary Gym, training room, boys’ locker room, athletic director’s office, and weight room. New public restrooms will be added to this space.
    Cost: $920,000

Your support of these additions and renovations will build a renewed sense of pride and spirit in all who attend and visit our campus. For more information, contact Boylan Catholic's Advancement Office at 815.877.8008 or



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Contact Information:

Lynn Cuppini McConville '68
Director of Advancement

Phone: (815) 877-8008
Fax: (815) 877-8098


Michele Ferraro Brown '93
Associate Director of Advancement

Phone: (815) 316-2422
Fax: (815) 877-8098