Thank you to the Lovett family and friends, the Holy Rosary CYO Program and Gordo’s North for their generous support of our foundation. Their 2022 March Madness fundraiser in memory of Kaitlyn Lovett raised $1,775 in support of our mission to raise awareness about APS Type 1 and to help find a cure.
The Holy Rosary CYO Program located in Hawthorne, NY, held a March Madness Fundraiser in memory of Kaitlyn Lovett in March 2022. Relatives, friends, former teammates, fellow coaches and community members of the Lovett family dined at Gordo’s North in Thornwood, NY, during March Madness games and Gordo’s donated 10% of their proceeds for the day which was matched by the CYO Program. A donation of $1,775 was made to APS Type 1 Foundation.
Kaitlyn Lovett was a beautiful, kind, thoughtful, brave woman who sadly passed away at the young age of 28. Despite the challenges of her lifelong battle with APS Type 1, Kaite was always smiling and a ray of sunshine to those in her life, particularly her loving family and the students in her 4th grade classes.
Raiders CYO has chosen to honor Kaitlyn and the entire Lovett family because the Lovett family is at the heart of Holy Rosary CYO Program. John Lovett was involved with the program for 18 years and was the coordinator for 10. The 5 Lovett children, of which Kaite was the oldest, have played countless games in the CYO gym, won CYO championships, and even gone on to referee. Maureen Lovett has volunteered countless hours and cheered on her children and all Holy Rosary teams along with their extended family.
The Raiders Program has also honored her memory with the Kaitlyn Lovett Christmas Memorial Tournament in 2019 and donated $5,510 to APS Type 1 Foundation. An annual scholarship is awarded to a female middle school CYO player who exhibits Kaite’s positive attitude, sportsmanship and teamwork.
It is the hope of Holy Rosary Raider CYO Program that the fundraising efforts and donations to APS Type 1 Foundation will honor the dedication of the Lovett Family to the program and that Kaitlyn’s memory will continue to have a positive impact on the lives of those challenged by APS Type 1.