The Providence After School Alliance is one of the heroes of the education system in Rhode Island’s capital city. PASA provides programming in the arts, STEM subjects, and sports to 1,500 students in five middle schools and two high schools. Five hundred middle school kids take advantage of the after-school sports programming.
Hillary Salmons, PASA executive director, and Providence Police Chief Hugh Clements, a PASA board member, will lead an awards ceremony Monday to honor nine organizations that assist the PASA sports program. They include Active Sporting and Technology Resource Organization for martial arts; Beat he Street for wrestling; Boys & Girls Club of Providence and Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island for swimming; Button Hole and Jessica Sylvester for golf; Community Boating Center for sailing; Hispanic United Development Organization for volleyball and baseball; One on One Basketball for soccer and basketball, and Moses Brown School for lacrosse.
PASA will also recognize Sean Brown, Kusoi Pea, Cliff Torres, Ray Majeau, Jimmy Lewis, Nelson Morales, Gargar Grimes, Jonathan Leraux and Carla Cavanaugh for their work with PASA and Robert Vincent of IGT for that company’s financial support.
Current and former sports stars and coaches will participate in the awards ceremony and attend a fundraiser to follow. They are former Patriot Joe Andruzzi, Brown women’s basketball coach Sarah Behn, Kacey Bellamy (hockey), wheelchair racer Cheri Blauwet, Olympic sailor Louisa Chafee, equestrienne Stephanie Chafee, Olympic hockey player Clark Donatelli, Jim Fleming (football), Kathy Flores (rugby), professional runner Molly Huddle, Edward Lee (hockey), Kia McNeill (soccer), Jarrod Newman (lacrosse), golfer Kibbe Reilly, former pitcher Ken Ryan, former football player Jamie Silva and Alex Tulett (lacrosse).
The event will start at 5:30 at the Providence Public Safety Complex at 325 Washington St. Admission is free. The fundraiser is scheduled for 6:30 at the Bayberry Beer Hall at 381 West Fountain St. Tickets for the fundraiser are $75.