Welcome to the Catholic Youth Organization's website. The CYO has athletic programs for youth and adults in the Quincy area. During the school year, the CYO has structured athletic programs for the parochial school system. The youth team sports has levels of competition for boys and girls in five sports; volleyball, boys basketball, girls basketball, baseball and softball. These activities are for the 5th - 8th grade classes. In addition, there is an instructional basketball league for boys in the 1st - 4th grades and girls in the 3rd - 4th grades.

During the summer, the CYO hosts the Quincy Area Fast Pitch Softball Leagues. The leagues are divided into divisions for girls; 12 & under, 14 & under, 16 & under and the Open Division. Teams from around the area bring their softball talents to Harry Phillips Field (Maranatha Park).  The Quincy Baseball League has been added with teams in the 12u & 13u divisions.

In addition to the youth programs, the CYO provides adult volleyball leagues. There are sessions in the fall and spring.  Tuesday evenings host Women's Recreational leagues, Thursday nights are the Men's Power leagues and Friday nights are set for Recreational Coed.

The CYO is also home to numerous other activities. Quincy Notre Dame High School uses the CYO gym for practices. John Wood Community College called the CYO gym 'home' for volleyball matches and basketball games from 1992-2006. The Trailblazers have also used Harry Phillips Field for a  few softball games. The CYO gymnasium is also available for rental for practices or games. Call the CYO office for more details.

The CYO hopes you enjoy the site and if you have any questions or comments, please contact us. Live well, laugh often and love much.

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The Catholic Youth Association of Quincy was established in compliance with the will of Elizabeth Oenning, a member of St. Boniface Parish, who died on March 5, 1929. Her will left the remainder of her estate to a corporation of Roman Catholic of Quincy that could be organized within ten years after her death. One of the objectives of this corporation was to erect and maintain a building in Quincy to be used for the physical, social, intellectual, and spiritual welfare of the youth of Quincy. In March of 1933, the Catholic Youth Association (CYA) was incorporated according to the State of Illinois laws and a Board of Directors was appointed.

David A. Wellman Memorial Award
The David A. Wellman Memorial Award was established in 1986 by his parents and the CYO in memory of Dave, who was killed in a traffic accident the summer after his college graduation. The award is given to graduates of Quincy Catholic grade schools based on scholarship, leadership and citizenship. This award acknowledges students who pursue excellence in their tasks and develops a well-rounded personality.

William A. 'Bill' Barrett Room Dedication
William A. 'Bill' Barrett wrote a letter to Father Link on April 3, 1937 inquiring about a recreation position in Quincy, Illinois. He was a graduate of St. Viator College and coached for five years at St. Viator Academy. He was currently coaching at Central Catholic High School in Ft. Wayne, Indiana. While coaching, he was the physical director and membership secretary at the Catholic Community Center. Bill Barrett organized basketball and baseball leagues for the grade schools and was in charge of the parish leagues for young men and women. He had taught physical education at the high school and grade school levels.