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Nick Nurse to headline 24th annual Bishop’s Dinner for Catholic Schools

SIOUX CITY — The Catholic School Foundation of the Diocese of Sioux City is pleased to announce Nick Nurse as the keynote speaker for the 24th annual Bishop’s Dinner for Catholic Schools. The event will be held on on Sept. 12 at the Delta Hotels Center in South Sioux City, Nebraska. The theme for this year’s dinner is “Let Your Spirit Shine!”

Nurse is a Carroll native and a Kuemper Catholic graduate. As a player he helped lead Kuemper Catholic to the 1985 State Basketball Championship. He went on to play at the University of Northern Iowa and had coaching stints at Grand View University and the NBA G-League’s Iowa Energy where he led Iowa to championship in 2011.

He is currently in his second season as the head coach of the Toronto Raptors after guiding the team to its first-ever NBA Championship in 2019.

Nurse coached in Europe for 11 years beginning in 1996, wiming nine championships and two Coach of the Year awards while earning six All-Star head coach selections in the British Basketball League.

Nurse was named head coach of the Canadian Senior Men’s basketball team in June 2019. He has also served as an assistant coach in the 2012 Olympics for the host British National Team.

His wife’s name is Roberta and they have three sons, Noah, Leo, and Rocky.

The Bishop’s Dinner for Catholic Schools serves as the single largest fundraiser, benefiting 16 Catholic school systems throughout northwest Iowa. More than 6,000 students receive a faith-based education every year. Proceeds from the 2020 Bishop’s Dinner for Catholic Schools will be put into a Catholic School Foundation fund for tuition assistance.

Tickets to the dinner go on sale July 15 and can be purchased at www. scdiocese. org or by calling the Diocese of Sioux City at 712-233-7933.