Tickets now on sale for 11th Annual Bishop's Dinner
August 9, 2007
Tickets are now on sales for the 11th Annual Bishop's Dinner for Catholic Education. The dinner, featuring award-winning CNN Journalist Soledad O'Brien, will be held Sunday, Oct. 21 at the Sioux City Convention Center. The social hour beings at 4:30 p.m. with dinner served at 5:30 p.m. and speaker presentation at 6:30 p.m.
O'Brien joined CNN in July 2003 and is the anchor and special correspondent for CNN: Special Investigations Unit, reporting hour-long documentaries throughout the year and filing in-depth series on the most important ongoing and breaking news stories for all major CNN programs.
O'Brien came to CNN from NBC News where she had anchored the network's Weekend Today since July 1999. During that time, she contributed reports for the weekday Today Show and weekend editions of NBC Nightly News and covered such notable stories as John F. Kennedy Jr.'s plane crash and the school shootings in Colorado and Oregon. In 2003, she covered the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster and later anchored NBC's weekend coverage of the war in Iraq. Additionally, in 1998, she traveled to Cuba to cover Pope John Paul II's historic visit.
Four teachers will also be recognized at the Bishop's Dinner for their outstanding commitment and contributions to Catholic schools throughout the Diocese of Sioux City. The names of the honorees will be released over the next few weeks.
The Bishop's Dinner supports more than 6,000 students who attend Catholic schools throughout the Diocese of Sioux City. Tickets are $125 per person with $85 of each ticket going to Catholic schools within the Sioux City Diocese. Last year, nearly $161,000 was distributed to Catholic schools because of the success of the Bishop's Dinner. Visit www.scdiocese.org for more information or contact the Diocese of Sioux City at (712) 255-7933.