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Press Release

November 15, 2007
Alexandria, VA

CAC Welcomes Terry Kennedy & Lauren Bauer to Athlete Advisory Board

Catholic Athletes for Christ announced today the addition of Lauren Bauer and Terry Kennedy to its Athlete Advisory Board. CAC founder Ray McKenna explained that he is honored to have two such prominent athletes and devout Catholics join CAC. "Both Lauren and Terry will be invaluable additions to our Board. I look forward to working closely with them both and relying on them for guidance as we plan CAC’s ambitious agenda for 2008 and beyond.” said McKenna at the formal announcement.

Terry Kennedy is a former All-Star Major League Baseball catcher who played for the St. Louis Cardinals (1978-80), San Diego Padres (1981-86), Baltimore Orioles (1987-88) and San Francisco Giants (1989-91). In a 14-year career, Kennedy hit .264 with 113 home runs and 628 RBI in 1491 games. Kennedy tied Johnny Bench's NL mark of 40 doubles in a season in 1982. That same year Kennedy won the Silver Bat Award. He appeared in 4 All-Star games (1981, 1983, 1985, and 1987). He also played in 2 World Series with the Padres in 1984 and the Giants in 1989 Earthquake Series). Terry and his father Bob became the first father and son duo to drive in runs in a World Series when Terry drove in 2 against the Tigers in 1984 in his first at bat.

Terry has also managed in the minor leagues and is currently manager of the San Diego Padres affiliate in Lake Elsinore, CA. He is excited to join CAC and for the opportunity to share his faith through CAC’s Speakers Bureau. Terry and his wife Theresa reside in Phoenix, AZ and are active members of the Diocese of Phoenix.

Lauren Bauer was a four-time All-American softball player and an Academic All-Pac10 student at the University of Arizona from 1998-2001. Lauren was a member of the 2001 U.S. National Softball Team and was named “Softball Athlete of the Year” by the United States Olympic Committee. She then played in the National Pro Fast Pitch league for the New York/New Jersey Juggernauts and the Arizona Heat.

While playing professionally, Lauren continued her education and received her law degree from Whittier College. In 2005 she was admitted to the California Bar and is now a criminal prosecutor for the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office.

She is excited to be able to share her faith with others through the Catholic Athletes for Christ Speakers Bureau. Lauren is an active member of Cursillo and her goal each day is to make Christ the center of her life. She tries to do this by looking to the example of the Saints and the Blessed Mother for guidance. Her motto is to “learn, live and love the faith”.

 

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