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NDA Partners with SportsLeader; First All-Girls School in Ohio

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NDA and Sportsleader

Notre Dame Academy Partners with SportsLeader
 First all-girls school in Ohio and the first school within the Diocese of Toledo


Toledo, Ohio (August 24, 2016) Thirteen times in a row All-Sports Champion Notre Dame Academy (NDA) will be the first all-girls school in Ohio and the first school within the Diocese of Toledo to partner with SportsLeader, a Catholic virtue-based formation program for coaches and student-athletes.

“NDA’s mission is to promote the holistic development and empowerment of young women in an educational experience permeated with Gospel values. We see athletics as an opportunity for our students to develop spiritually as well as physically,” said Kim Grilliot, Principal.  “Our partnership with SportsLeader is another way to bring Catholic faith forward for coaches, families, athletes, and the NDA community.”

SportsLeader will work with Athletic Director, Gary Snyder, the Eagles’ coaching staff, and NDA Director of Sports Ministry, Aimee Parks to incorporate the methods and curriculum based on the four pillars of the program: Virtue, Mentoring, Ceremony and Catholic Identity.

“Our goal is that Notre Dame student-athletes will become young women who are women of vision who, inspired by their faith, change the world,” said Parks.

The program, which includes traditions, activities, and events throughout the year, will be introduced to the student-athletes via the coaching staff of NDA’s sports programs during the 2016-17 school year.

“The more we can help our young people grow closer to Christ through the platform of sports, the more we are accomplishing our mission within Catholic school athletics,” said Lou Judd, the Director of SportsLeader.  Loiusville, Kentucky-based SportsLeader, which is endorsed by the Vatican Office of Church and Sport, has worked with public and private universities and colleges across the country including The Ohio State University and Michigan State.

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Notre Dame Academy, a Catholic college preparatory school for grades 7-12, sponsored by the Sisters of Notre Dame, promotes the holistic development and empowerment of young women for leadership and service by providing an exceptional educational experience permeated with Gospel values. For more information on NDA, please visit

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