The Founders Cup
For the first time in over three decades, Red Bank Catholic will host Christian Brothers Academy in a regular season basketball game. On Saturday, February 10th at 2pm, the Caseys will take on the Colts at RBC. This matchup began last year at CBA and launched “The Founders Cup,” celebrating the unique bond between our two schools.
This bond began nearly 60 years ago when Christian Brothers Academy first opened, and has gone far beyond the close proximity in driving distance. In fact, Monsignor Emmet Monahan graciously opened the doors of RBC to allow CBA students to take the school’s first Placement Test here in the fall of 1959.
Both schools have stood at the forefront of Catholic secondary education in the greater Jersey Shore area since they were founded. The new basketball series between the Caseys and the Colts unveiled The Founders Cup, which pays tribute to the Catholic history of both schools. RBC and CBA are deeply rooted in tradition that dates back centuries. The Venerable Mother Catherine McAuley formed the Sisters of Mercy in the 1800’s, while St. John Baptist De La Salle, the patron saint of teachers, founded the Brothers of the Christian Schools in the 1600’s. Both schools incorporate their patron’s teachings in the classroom to this day.
The Founders Cup, which will be presented to the winning team, takes primary colors from each school, the gold of RBC and the navy blue of CBA. The combination of the two colors delivers a simple, yet important message: while RBC and CBA will remain rivals on the basketball court, the two schools share a unique friendship and are continued partners in advancing the mission of Catholic education.
There are a limited number of tickets available for the game. They can be purchased for $5 in the RBC Athletic Office, Monday - Friday between 8:00am and 3:00pm beginning February 5th.
Alumni Basketball Game
As part of our Founders Cup celebration, we will be hosting our First Annual RBC Men's Alumni Basketball Game. All RBC boys basketball alumni are invited to play and then enjoy a reception in the BSA before the RBC-CBA game at 2:00. Click HERE for complete details.
There will be a lunch reception in the BSA for the alumni game players and spectators after the game. Alumni players and any ticket holders can then head over to the RBC Eck Center Gym for the CBA game at 2:00.