Slamapalooza 2023 is July 29!

Help support our scholarships by coming to Slamapalooza 2023. Music, food, and fun on the campus of the the preschool at Holy Cross Academy (formerly St. Dominic Savio). Mass in the Grass at 4 p.m., followed by music from Mad Steve and the Rockets until 8:30. The event is free! You can purchase food from our Men’s Club if you want, and there will be raffles and an auction. Free games for the kids.

2023 Scholarship Winners

We are pleased to announce the winners of this year’s scholarships! Congratulations to Alex Morrison form St. John Paul II parish, who will receive the Super Scholarship for the next four years. Maddie Pfeiffer and Andrew Lauter from Holy Cross Academy received the runner-up and Boy Scout scholarships, respectively. The scholarships will be paid to their high schools in July.


Thanks to the very kind and generous people who donated on Giving Tuesday! We raised $575, which will help with our Scout scholarship next year. We are also grateful for everyone who helped spread the word through their likes and shares during the event. Hopefully more people are aware of what we do.

Affton-Lemay Community Parade

The Scholarship Foundation participated in the Affton-Lemay community Parade on Saturday, Sept. 17. What a beautiful day and a great turn out from the people in Affton. We handed out t-shirts and stickers and had some good ol’ rock-n-roll playing on the float.

What a great crew of helpers!!

Slamapalooza 2022 pictures and profit

Slamapalooza 2022 was another huge success! It was an absolutely beautiful summer night, lots of visitors, fun games for kids, delicious food, and great music. We were blessed to raise over $7000 toward next year’s scholarships. Each year we give away $22, 750 to help kids go to Catholic high schools in the St. Louis area. Thanks to all who helped make it a success!

Save the date!

Slamapalooza is July 30, 2022.

Preparations are wrapping up and we are ready for this year’s blockbuster event. We will be back the the grove at Holy Cross Academy’s Early Childhood Education campus (formerly St. Dominic Savio school) at 7748 Mackenzie Rd., 63123.

Mass in the grass starts at 4 p.m. Announcements and food sales follow at 5, then music by Rosewood and fun.

There will be games, bubbles, and sidewalk chalk for the kids to enjoy, and our youth to play with them.

We will have food, beverages, and snow cones for purchase, and great Slamapalooza apparel on sale (see pictures below). Plus 16 raffle items, and a hand-built cornhole game for auction as well as a firepit/2 camp chairs with our logo/a logo blanket and can koozies/and a cooler to be auctioned. The live auction and raffle winners will be at 7:45, followed by the Rosewood finale.

Ladies v-neck shirts and mens are $25. Long sleeve unisex tees are $30. Hoodies are $50. Hats are $20.

Congratulations for our 2022 Scholarship Recipients!

We announced this year’s recipients at the Holy Cross Academy awards ceremony on May 20, as all three students attend school there.

This year’s Super Scholarship goes to Henry Perry. The runner-up scholarship goes to Bryce Jones. And the Men’s Club Boy Scout Scholarship goes to Adam Kuhnert. We are so happy to award scholarships to these young men and wish them much success at their high schools!

David Slama HCA ’17, Henry, Adam, Bryce, and Jonathan Slama HCA ’18

Henry sports his vintage Slamapalooza shirt and displays his certificate.
David, Jonathan, and Bryce celebrate with smiles.

Give STL Day

Today is the day!

The James J. Slama Scholarship Foundation is happy to participate in Give STL Day. Last year’s event raised over $2000 toward scholarships. Give STL Day 2022 is on May 5. Donations accepted through midnight on this date.

Missed the deadline? You can always donate through the Foundation website and through our Facebook page!

2022 Applications Closed

The application season is closed and we will be announcing this year’s recipients on May 20. We wish all of the applicants the best as they prepare to enter high school.

Visit the “Scholarship” page of this website for more information about the Super Scholarship.

2023 applications will be available in February of 2023.