April 5, 2010
Lobo to Play "Jeopardy!" on April 15, 2010, Winnings to Benefit St. Mary's School in Simsbury
Simsbury, April 5, 2010 St. Mary's School parent, Rebecca Lobo, will put St. Mary's School of Simsbury on the map when she participates as a contestant on Jeopardy! Million Dollar Celebrity Invitational on Thursday, April 15, 2010 (WTNH-TV Channel 8 at 7:00 p.m.) Rebecca has chosen St. Mary's School as her charity; it will be the recipient of her winnings from the show.
Each month, three celebrities compete to raise funds for their special causes. Each participant is guaranteed $25,000 for his/her charity, while the winner is guaranteed $50,000 and advances to the semi-finals. The celebrity shows will culminate in the finals this May, where $1,000,000 will be awarded to the winner's charity.
St. Mary's School Principal Marie Gannatti comments, "We're honored that Rebecca has chosen St. Mary's School to benefit from her Jeopardy! winnings. We're really excited to see her participate on the show, and of course, we'll be praying for her and cheering her on." Gannatti adds, "Rebecca has done so much for St. Mary's School already, and she continues to give of her time and talents. We're so very grateful to her for helping our school. "
Rebecca Lobo is an ESPN commentator, UConn women's basketball legend, former WNBA player, and member of the gold medal-winning U.S. Women's Basketball Team at the Olympic Games in Atlanta. She is married to writer/author, Steve Rushin. They have three children.
St. Mary's School is the Farmington Valley's only Catholic school for children age three through eighth grade. It is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. For more information about St. Mary's School, visit stmarysschoolsimsbury.org or call 860-658-9412.
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