CCMT hosts 25th annual Urban All-American celebration

This year marks the 25th anniversary of Central City Ministry of Toledo’s (CCMT) annual Urban All-American celebration, a fundraiser to benefit the students and teachers of CCMT schools.

Presented by Mercy Health, the Urban All-American celebration begins at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 7, at The Pinnacle in Maumee. Sr. Dorothy Thum, senior vice president of mission and values integration for Mercy Health is this year’s honorary chair.

Craig Krenzel, former NFL and Ohio State quarterback, will deliver the keynote address. Krenzel led Ohio State to the 2002 National Championship and had a 24-3 record as a starting quarterback. He will share how his Christian faith and commitment to academic excellence contributed to his success on and off the football field.

Joseph D. Bialorucki and Lisa Kahle-Piasecki, Ph.D., both graduates of St. Adalbert Catholic Grade School and Central Catholic High School, will receive the CCMT Achievement Award. The award is presented to graduates of Toledo central city Catholic elementary schools who exhibit extraordinary achievement or academic, athletic or career success. Recipients must be positive role models for today’s students by demonstrating integrity, high ideals and moral character.

Cindy Griesheimer, lifetime CCMT teacher and dedicated volunteer, will receive the CCMT Rev. Bernard J. Boff Service Award, which recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions in the promotion and enhancement of Catholic education in the central city schools.

Tickets are $100. Tickets and sponsorships may be purchased online at For more information contact Greg Guzman, CCMT executive director, at 419.244.6711 x4894 or

Posted May 23, 2016 at 6:30 pm