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Bio


“By yourself you can do nothing, but if you have God as the center of your every action then, yes, you will reach the goal.”

-Bl. Pier Giorgio Frassati

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Bio


“By yourself you can do nothing, but if you have God as the center of your every action then, yes, you will reach the goal.”

-Bl. Pier Giorgio Frassati

Coach O'Connor (right) with Dr. Santiago Perez, Head of the Vatican's Office of Church & Sport.

Coach O'Connor (right) with Dr. Santiago Perez, Head of the Vatican's Office of Church & Sport.

 

RYAN O'CONNOR, MBA, M.ED

FOUNDER & PRESIDENT

PO Box 19684, Denver, CO 80219 720-593-1903  -  admin@frassatisports.org

PO Box 19684, Denver, CO 80219

720-593-1903  -  admin@frassatisports.org

In founding this ministry in 2016, Ryan combined his love for Jesus Christ and His Church with his passion for sports and adventure.  Mr. O'Connor has 13 years of experience teaching grades 3 through 8 as well as 11 years of coaching experience.  He is a 2013 graduate of the Denver Catholic Biblical School and currently serves as a Catholic middle school theology teacher and assistant principal.  He and his wife of 10 years live with their four sons in Denver, Colorado.

The mission of Frassati Sports & Adventure is to form strong male disciples of Jesus Christ.  Through sports and adventure, we seek to foster authentic masculine spirituality, servant leadership, vocation discernment, and joyful Catholic witness.  With God the Son at the center of our every action, He empowers us to take up our cross/sword and do all things through Him.

While starting in 2016 with two basketball camps serving 84 boys as a ministry of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Denver, Frassati Sports & Adventure was incorporated as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization and expanded its reach to 180 boys in three basketball camps and one soccer camp in 2017.  In addition, the ministry launched two high school discipleship groups, two basketball clinics, and a homeschool basketball league in the fall of 2017.

 
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Patron


Our Patron

Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati (1901-1925) was a fun-loving, courageous young Italian athlete.  He enjoyed skiing, soccer, hiking, rowing, horseback riding, swimming, fencing, and especially mountain climbing.  During his frequently organized sporting events and outings to the mountains, Giorgio never hesitated to share the Gospel with his fellow competitors and adventure seekers.  In 1990, Pope St. John Paul II beatified Pier Giorgio Frassati and named him "The Man of the Eight Beatitudes."

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Photo (c)Associazione Pier Giorgio Frassati; used with permission.

Patron


Our Patron

Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati (1901-1925) was a fun-loving, courageous young Italian athlete.  He enjoyed skiing, soccer, hiking, rowing, horseback riding, swimming, fencing, and especially mountain climbing.  During his frequently organized sporting events and outings to the mountains, Giorgio never hesitated to share the Gospel with his fellow competitors and adventure seekers.  In 1990, Pope St. John Paul II beatified Pier Giorgio Frassati and named him "The Man of the Eight Beatitudes."

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Photo (c)Associazione Pier Giorgio Frassati; used with permission.

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About camps


Training for Heaven

Frassati summer camps and clinics challenge boys to take both their athletic skills and souls "To the Heights!"  Camps include prayer, drills, competitive games, contests, prizes, giveaways, training in virtue and Christian discipleship, Catholic mentoring, and guest speakers.

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About camps


Training for Heaven

Frassati summer camps and clinics challenge boys to take both their athletic skills and souls "To the Heights!"  Camps include prayer, drills, competitive games, contests, prizes, giveaways, training in virtue and Christian discipleship, Catholic mentoring, and guest speakers.

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