In the days leading to the highly anticipated November 8th Pope John Paul II (PJP) 3A High School Football District Championship Game against Saints Neumann Goretti, the two Archdioceses of Philadelphia Catholic High School Presidents had some fun with a wager. In the spirit of friendly competition and good sportsmanship, Saints Neumann Goretti President Joseph McColgan issued a friendly Archdiocesan challenge to PJP President Jason Bozzone:
"The school that wins the District Championship will have the other President go to the winning school, dress up in the winning teams swag, and shake the hand and congratulate each student while passing out a free Philadelphia Soft Pretzel."
PJP President Jason Bozzone responded in kind:
“In the spirit of friendly Archdiocesan competition, it is with pride that we (PJP) stand united to salute the blue and gold.
P.S. We like our Pretzels warm and Golden!”
Since that game (PJP won, 29-28), the two high school presidents have talked with their teams and students, and recognize that there are others in our community who would benefit more from receiving soft pretzels: the homeless. With that in mind, both PJP President Jason Bozzone and Saints Neumann Goretti President Joseph McColgan, along with members of their teams and student body, distributed soft pretzels at the Coordinated Homeless Outreach Center (CHOC) earlier today.