Mar 16 The 10th Anniversary Cross and Shield Gala was held on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at the Marriott Waterside in downtown Tampa. A Crusader crowd of 250 celebrated this year's theme of Honoring Our Crusader Family,raising just over $118,000. The proceeds go towards the Administration Office and Cafeteria renovation projects and our need-based tuition assistance program. New to the gala this year was a Wine Pull and Champagne & Diamonds table. Popular auction items included Lightning Chase Club tickets, Lady Gaga concert tickets and a reserved student parking spot. Former Fox Sun Sports/Lightning personality and current New Jersey Devils All-Access reporter Michelle Gingras '08 emceed the evening. She was joined by Chad Lazzara '90, P'18 who served as the Cross and Shield auctioneer. Craig Latimer '70 was honored as the newest member of the Order of the Crusader Templar, the highest honor bestowed upon a Tampa Catholic Crusader. Thanks to all who attended and to Cross and Shield chair Debbie Jackson P'17, her organizing committee and the volunteers that put on an event to remember.