Family and friends of Mark Keeley, a 19-year-old who was tragically killed in an explosion last January, are currently planning fundraising events to renovate the gymnasium at St. Cecilia’s School in Fox Chase.
“St. Cecilia’s Gym is being renovated due to the extreme generosity of the Mark Keeley Foundation in memory of Mark, who was very involved with our basketball Catholic Youth Organization,” CYO Preist Moderator Skipp Miller said. “We are dedicating a plaque that the lights and floor have been donated in his memory.”
According to the Facebook page dedicated to these efforts, Keeley grew up attending St. Cecilia where he both played and coached basketball. His two biggest passions were basketball and giving back. He was also a member of St. Cecilia’s CYO, an organization that encourages the youth to engage in positive activities that “help them to grow as young Catholic members of our parish while providing service to those in need.” continue reading »