Parents' Athletic Association

The PAA is a parent run organization which aids the AHA administration in identifying needs, funding, and improving athletics and the overall AHA community.

PAA Projects & Annual Awards

Each year the funds generated, primarily by the Hall of Fame Beefsteak Dinner, are dedicated to a project either small or large to benefit AHA.  Past projects included:

  • Athletic field flag & flag pole
  • Tennis court refurbishment
  • Renovation of the athletic field
  • Trophy cabinets
  • New AHA golf bags
  • Basketball & cheerleading uniforms
  • Trainer’s treatment tables
  • Microwaves for the cafeteria
  • Golf cart
  • New gym bleachers
  • New scoreboard in the gym
  • Gym wall pads
  • Scorer’s table
  • Players’ bench chairs for the gym
  • Gym foyer benches
  • Memorial benches in honor of beloved track Coach Andrew Capizzi
  • Many new items in use on the new turf field including soccer goals & flags, softball backstop & bases, and new pit mats for long & high jumps
  • New sound system in the gymnasium 

Additionally, each year the PAA funds:

  • Prestigious Angel Award for $1500
  • Two Salvatore J. Zisa Memorial Scholarships for $1000
  • Sports Photographer & Senior Video

2017 - 2018 Parents Athletic Association Officers 

Co-Presidents - Marlenis Rivera and Colleen Staff
Treasurer - Kim McGann
Secretary - Cecelia Sargenti
Executive Director - John Pesanello
Sports Dinners Co-Chairs - Marlenis Rivera & Martha McGowan
Beefsteak Co-Chairs - Janette Busetto and Joanne Romano 


Annual Events & Announcements

Beefsteak & Hall of Fame Dinner
Fall Sports Awards Dinner
Winter Sports Awards Dinner
Wine & Cheese Social
Spring Sports Awards Dinner

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