2013 Clayton Family Circle of Honor Inductees Announced

by Sync User | May 24, 2013

The Marian University M-Club and Department of Athletics are proud to sponsor the fourth annual Clayton Family Circle of Honor Induction Dinner on Friday, June 21, 2013 at 6 p.m. at the Physical Education Center on the Marian University campus.

Marian University is recognizing Katie Douglas of the 2012 WNBA Champion Indiana Fever, and Ed Tinder, who has influenced many as executive director of the Catholic Youth Organization (CYO), as the 2013 inductees into the Clayton Family Circle of Honor for their exemplary contributions to the intellectual, physical, and spiritual well-being of youth in Indiana and beyond.

Katie Douglas is a four-time WNBA All-Star who is a member of the 2012 WNBA Champion Indiana Fever. She is also the second-leading scorer in Fever history. The Perry Meridian High School and Purdue University graduate is well-known for her on-the-court excellence and tenacity along with off-the-court kindness and generosity. Douglas is an enthusiastic supporter of the WNBA Breast Health Awareness initiative and Race for the Cure. Winning the 2001 Jim Valvano Comeback Player of the Year Award for perseverance and determination during her senior season at Purdue University in 2011 is an achievement of which Douglas is most proud.

Those who know Ed Tinder understand his passion and total commitment to serving our community through the far-reaching social, cultural and athletic activities of the Catholic Youth Organization (CYO). Tinder has had a positive influence on thousands of Indianapolis young people as the executive director of the CYO. Committed to providing ministry that brings youth to their full potential, Tinder has been tremendously effective in developing strong moral character, self-esteem, and leadership qualities to young people for over 30 years.

To celebrate the contributions of Katie Douglas and Ed Tinder to the youth of the Indianapolis community and beyond, Marian University plans to create an endowed scholarship in each of their names to benefit student-athletes. The scholarships will be awarded to student-athletes annually who will be pursuing careers in teaching and coaching.

The Clayton Family Circle of Honor was created in part to honor, but also to inspire. Joe Clayton and his wife, Jan, agreed to lend their names to these awards because they believe in the character-building qualities associated with athletics in a university community. At Marian University, the faith tradition and values are activated in many ways, including athletics. On the fields and courts of competition, student-athletes learn respect, fair play, and teamwork. These values carry over into all areas of their lives: personal relationships, careers, parenthood, and community service.

For more information on the event, please contact Joe Polizzi, development officer, at 317.413.4835 or or Will Hampton, executive director of athletic events, sponsorships, and marketing, at 317.955.6225 or

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