The Diocese of Des Moines

Catholic Charities at the Iowa Cubs
Catholic Charities Executive Director Nancy Galeazzi and Bishop Pates award Kathy Avey the Bishop Charron Caritas Award for her volunteer work.
Catholic Charities at the Iowa Cubs — 

Thank you to all those who supported or contributed to the Catholic Charities Step Up to the Plate at the Iowa Cubs event on Thursday, June 7. It was a perfect day for a ballgame. The I-Cubs took on the Nashville Sounds. Catholic Charities supporters held a tailgate party, were part of a dinner, in skyboxes and were part of an auction, all to raise awareness and funds for those assisted by Catholic Charities. Here, children of a Mercy Medical Center employee help Bishop Richard pates throw out the first pitch. Mercy Medical Center is a major sponsor of the event.


Kathy Avey, of Our Lady's Immaculate Heart Parish in Ankeny, and Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd were both honored with the Bishop Charron Caritas Award for their longtime volunteer effort with Catholic Charities.