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Guppy Fest to feature Broncos’ Jack Del Rio

Organizers of the annual Guppy Fest youth rally have announced the keynote speaker this year will be Jack Del Rio, defensive coordinator for the Denver Broncos.

“It is going to be an exciting day,” said David Tschumper, director of youth ministry at St. Thomas More Parish in Centennial, host of the event open to all students in sixth through 12th grades. In its 21st year, Guppy Fest is one of the longest running Catholic summer youth programs in the Denver Archdiocese.

Del Rio, a Catholic, spent 11 years playing linebacker in the National Football League before retiring in 1996 and beginning a coaching career. He joined the Broncos’ staff in 2012. Del Rio is involved with Catholic Athletes for Christ, an apostolate that supports athletes and coaches in their faith and helps them use their unique platform to reach others with the Gospel. For more on Del Rio’s faith journey, read the Oct. 23, 2013 Denver Catholic Register story: “Defending the Goal” here.

Guppy Fest is set for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 6 at St. Thomas More, 8035 S. Quebec St. in Centennial. It will include games, music, dancing, Mass and breakout sessions; the cost is $10. For more information or to register, visit http://youth.stthomasmore.org/event/guppy-fest-2014, call 303-220-3388 or email youth@stthomasmore.org.

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