Dads' Club


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Events & Registration

The Dads' Club looks forward to the following events each year:  

Father-Son Work Day (October)

The annual Father/Son Work Day is scheduled the Saturday before Bellarmine's Open House, to help Bellarmine get everything neat and tidy for the prospective students and their parents who will be touring the campus the next day. Father and son(s) teams volunteer to help do light clean-up chores around the Bellarmine campus. In the past we have raked leaves and spread ground cover.

The work day starts at 7:30 AM with a mass in the Leontyne Chapel followed by a light continental breakfast, before heading out to the job. The day ends around 12:00 PM with a BBQ lunch provided by Bellarmine.

Each year, around 30 father/son teams volunteer and have a fun and productive day cleaning up around the school and enjoying the camaraderie of their fellow workers.

To sign up for the workday or for questions, contact Jeff Schroeder or Ben Chew.

Suds for Duds (November)

Attention all Dads, Dads of Grads and Alumni - Come join us November 12th at 5:30 p.m. for the 8th Annual Dads’ Club Suds for Duds event.

Join other Bell dads, grads, and dads of grads for a fun-filled evening, while supporting the Winter Warmth Drive. We’ll watch the San Francisco 49ers and New York Giants battle it out on the field, and enjoy BBQ sausages and a variety of local microbrews, including those from Horsehead Brewery of Mountain View and Santa Clara Brewing Co.

Attention all moms and wives - Kindly make dad aware of this event and ask him to save the date. Better yet, register him online for this fun and worthwhile dads’ night out.

The Suds for Duds event is a great way to get to know other Bellarmine dads and alumni. Enjoy an evening of beer tasting while supporting Bellarmine’s annual Winter Warmth Drive. Clean out your closets and drawers of gently used warm clothing and bring it to Suds for Duds. In addition to coats and sweaters for men, women and children, we are looking for blankets and sleeping bags. And, if you don’t have any gently used clothes, we’re collecting new socks and long underwear sets. Bellarmine’s These donated items go to Sacred Heart Community Service and HomeFirst emergency shelters for women and children.

Bring your friends! All adults 21 and over are invited. Attendees will receive a “Suds for Duds” commemorative beer glass - a true collector’s item. What a great way socialize and network in a relaxed, informal setting!

Date: Monday, November 12, 2018
Time: 5:30pm-8:30pm
Location: Bellarmine Liccardo
Price: $30 and a donation(s) for the Winter Warmth Drive. Alternatively, you may simply pay an additional $35 (total $65) which will be donated to the cause.

Kindly Note: This event is not for students or younger family members.


If you have any questions, please contact Mike Heagerty.

Father-Son Christmas Mass (December)

The Father-Son Christmas Mass & Brunch will be held on Sunday, December 2nd from 9am to 12pm. The Dads' Club cordially invites all fathers and sons to honor the "Men for and with Others" Bellarmine brotherhood by celebrating the Eucharist together in Leontyne Chapel. The Mass will be followed by a short program and Christmas breakfast served by the Mothers' Guild in the Samuel A. Liccardo Center. All fathers (or father figures) and sons are welcome. Please come, reflect, and celebrate your special relationship during this Advent Season. Our guest speaker will be Bellarmine Athletic Director Michael Sullivan. 

The cost for this event is $15 per person. A donation of an unwrapped child’s gift of no more than $15 is requested.

Register Today!




Bell Wars (February)

Get Ready Dads and Sons!

Bell Wars is a truly unique event at Bellarmine. Here's a chance to do something that you both will enjoy! Dad + son(s) teams compete in various fun events, from golf to blackjack, for fun prizes. Start practicing your putting, blackjack, and free-throw skills--to name a few of the many fun activities that await participants!. Every year, some new activity is added to keep up the spirit of the competition. And there is never a fatigue even for the returning father-son teams.

The cost is $40.00 per father-son two-person team, which includes lunch. The entry fee for each additional son/person is $15. Cool Bell Wars T-shirts can be purchased for $15 each.

All Bellarmine dads (or other male role models) and sons are welcome, but sons, please join us even if dad can’t make it! (If the entry fee is a hardship, we can offer assistance--please let us know!)

 Register today! 

This is a highlight of each year--guaranteed to be a fun day for everyone!

Tijuana Immersion Trip (April)

The Bellarmine Tijuana Immersion Trip takes place over the Easter break. Approximately 60 members of the Bellarmine community travel to Tijuana to build houses under the direction of Amor Ministries, an organization that has been in Mexico for 30 years, providing homes for people that need them the most.

Junior and Senior students, members of the Dads' Club and faculty travel into Tijuana to literally build a foundation for the future for four to five families living in Tijuana. Students work in groups of about 12 on 4-5 houses. The houses are built from the ground up, starting with pouring the foundation to putting stucco on the walls and shingles on the roofs. During the construction of each house, family members may work side by side with the students. In the evening, reflections and discussions occur. Easter Mass is especially meaningful when celebrated in this context, rich with the spirit of community.

Incoming Freshmen Father-Son BBQ (April)

Welcome Incoming Freshmen!

The Bellarmine Dads' Club welcomes dads and their incoming freshmen sons to Bellarmine with a get acquainted barbecue in the spring! This is a great day for ....

  • meeting other fathers and sons
  • hearing from current students about their school experiences and opportunities
  • purchasing Bellarmine merchandise
  • meeting some of your future "Big Brothers"
  • learning about the Dads' Club
  • enjoying great food, fun and fellowship!
Register today for the Class of 2023 Father & Son Barbecue.


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