1 Day for the Knights 2023 - 01.27.23

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Join us on January 27, 2023 for our fourth annual 1 Day for the Knights.  One Day is our version of #GivingTuesday commemorating St. Francis de Sales feast day.  This year we are asking each class to raise their year. (ex: $1992).  

Last year we raised over $222,000 (new record) and had over 690 (new record) donors.  We also saw someone from every class from 1958-2022 to help our current and future Knights.  The Class of 1990 won the Sue Conrad Certificate of Excellence for the most participants and the Class of 1975 won the Dick Mattingly "Ratch Cup" for the class that raised the most.  

We are asking for your help this year by:

  1. Making your gift today to 1 Day for the Knights
  2. Spreading the word through social media via Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. 
  3. Contact your fellow Knights directly and ask them to help

Please help us achieve our philanthropic goals.. Your gift will help provide a transformative experience for many young men as they develop leadership skills,while receiving an education in the spirit of our Patron Saint, St. Francis de Sales. 

St. Francis de Sales…Pray for us.

4 PM Update - Just 62 to go till Match #5 & $10,000

1 Day continues this weekend & the numbers continue to #Riseup

The Ratch Cup Champs '75 have moved into 2nd place but '94 is still on top w over $10k!

The Conrad is a 4 Team hunt with '83 out front but '75, '90 & '73 are on the move.

We are just 62 donors away from Match #5 & just over $3,000 away from $150,000.

Tell a fellow Knight...

1 day ago by Daniel J Zawisza
Match #4 - Pass the $125,000 goal

The first year we passed our goal it was right before tip-off at the a SFS Basketball game in the Pit.  This year we hit the goal at 6 PM. 

We have unlocked the #4 $10,000 match which means there is just a single $10,000 remaining.

Match #5 beat last years mark of 690 participants = $10,000.

We just passed the 575 number and so that means we have the weekend to get that final piece of the puzzle.

Thank you Knight Family! 

1 day ago by Daniel J Zawisza
Scoreboard...Scoreboard...Scoreboard! - 4 PM update

As we go just over $120,000 and near 550 donors we enter into the twilight hour.  So many classes have already already achieved new personal records.  Less than $5,000 to unlock the 4th (but not final) $10,000 match.  The Ratch Cup is up for grabs and Mrs. Conrad is looking at the scoreboard with me to see who gets the Certificate of Excellence.  Let's go to the scoreboard:

Ratch Cup:

The Class of 1994 is out to early lead and has $10,000!

1972 are still celebrating their 50th Reunion with almost $7,000

The Class of 1968 is celebrating their 55 reunion this year by raising over $5,500

The Class of 1983 is in the top 5 for both awards 

1979 is a new kid on the block also going over $3,500

My Class of 1992 is 6th currently raising over $3,000 as we are still celebrating our 30th reunion


The Class of 1983 has a big lead this year with 30 people

Class of 1990 looking to repeat has 24

The Ratch Cup Champs Class of 1975 are in third with 23

The 50th reunion Knights, Class of 1973 have 22

2 new classes are O's Class of 1962 & an upstart Class of 1996 both have new records of 17

The event goes through the weekend and ends Monday at 9 am sharp.  If you sent in a check, drop me an email and I can get the amount in and get your class numbers up.

Go Knights!

2 days ago by Daniel J Zawisza
Match #4 - Go over $125,000 - Just $8k to go

Classes have stepped up!  We see you '94, '96, '13 & '62.  There are a number of classes that have already shattered their score from last year.  We need just over $8k to get that 4th match from Designetics.  We are also over 500 donors and climbing.  Can we get to 700 to top last years number? Plenty of time left!

Scoreboard update around 4ish.


2 days ago by Daniel J Zawisza
Match #3 - 2 or more gathered in my name Challenge - Completed!

Thank You to Lance Bockbrader '17 for issuing a challenge to the Class of 2017 and unlocking Match #3.  We now have every graduating class from the forever first 1958 to the most current 2022 with at least "2 or more gathered".

Thank You Designetics for Match #3 - $10,000 added.  That will put us over $100,000 for 1 Day.  Match #4 is less than $25,000 away!

2 days ago by Daniel J Zawisza
Time to play the Feud! Students vs. Oblates Round 2!

Join  our host Nate Smith '23 as the Students take on the Oblates in the Family Feud.

We would like to thank our team of Seniors: Scotty Buff, Reche' Dixon, Hansen Lee, Travis Kenner and Frank Schuster.  Scotty & Reche' return to go against the Oblates one last time.

We appreciate all that the Oblates do for us here at St. Francis and making these videos for 1 Day.  Thank You Frose, O, Joe, Z & Rudi!

Get ready its time to play the Feud...

2 days ago by Daniel J Zawisza
Match #3 - 2 or more gathered in my name Challenge

Class of 2017:

Just going to leave this here...

Designetics Match #3 - 2 or more gathered in my name challenge - Get 2 or classmates from every graduating class and unlock $10,000 match for 1 Day



2 days ago by Daniel J Zawisza
Match #2 Unlocked! - Alexa play "Living on a Prayer"

"We're half way there..." Admit it...you sang it. 

Designetics will add an additional $10,000 for getting 350 donors.  Let's keep going!

Match #3 - we have picked up a few classes but need a few more.  We will update the remaining matches right before we play the Feud!

2 days ago by Daniel J Zawisza
First Match from Designetics Unlocked !!!! $10,000 - Thank You Knight Family

Match #1 - First $10,000 matched after Fr. O Video.  Looks like we have another one right around the corner!!!

2 days ago by Daniel J Zawisza
Welcome Back to 1 Day for the Knights

Welcome back to 1 Day!

We have multiple challenges in our grasp this morning!  

31 donors to meet Match #2= $10,000

$1,300 more to meet Match #1 = $10,000

10 classes need 1 more = $10,000

Class of 22, 21, 20, 15, 06, 89, 81, 72 & 69 need just one more Knight

Class of 2017 we need 2 of you to help!




Family Feud at Noon!!!!

2 days ago by Daniel J Zawisza
4 PM Update - Challenges

These numbers so far are amazing.  1990, 1975, 1975 & 1983 are all up top with Fr. O's Class of 1962 putting up record numbers for the Conrad.  There are 2 upstarts this year in the Class of 1996 and 2013 joining the Top 10.  Let's keep going and get some of the our classmates to join the 1 Day party.  Almost all the classes are accounted for with just 1963, 2017 & 2020 not yet dipping their toes in that pool.  The Class of 1968, 1979 and 1972 are leading the pack for money raised.  1990 wants to trade that Certificate in for a Cup.  I am told the Class of 1975 is keeping a watchful eye on the Scoreboard.  

We are well on our way to winning our first match.  When we hit $50,000 Designetics adds $10,000 to the total and there are more matches on the way.

Match #2 - Halfway there challenge - when we hit 350 donors we get an additional $10,000

Match #3 - 2 or more gathered in my name challenge - Each Class has 2 or more participants from 1958-2022 we get an additional $10,000

Match #4 - Surpass the $125,000 initial goal challenge - Additional $10,000

Match #5 - Challenge to be named tomorrow  - Additional $10,000

Lets go BIg Red...lets go!


3 days ago by Daniel J Zawisza
An interview with Fr. O

Tim Gerken '76, Fr. Joe Newman '03 & I had the privilege of sitting down with Fr. Ron Olszewski '62 (aka to our Knight Family as Fr. O).  Fr. O talks about how he got his calling to become a priest, his time here at SFS (ask him about his "F" on his report card), some stories as President and how he has grown the Foundation to help current and future Knights.  Fr. O is the "face of the franchise" and we appreciate everything that he has done to help our school become a tradition of excellence. 

Thank You for tuning into 1 Day for the Knights!

3 days ago by Daniel J Zawisza

Designetics will be matching the first $10,000 to 1 Day for the Knights after the Fr. O interview is posted at Noon today!  

Let's see what we can do with that!


3 days ago by Daniel J Zawisza
Designetics is back!

Sydney Spraw and her team at Designetics is back as a sponsor for 1 Day for the Knights.  

Stay tuned for how you can help to unlock their matching donations this year!



6 days ago by Daniel J Zawisza

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