The Paddleball Family Alliance is a tight knit “family” of people who not only love our sport, but also have love and compassion for each other. When a “family” member or a close relative passes away, many of us would like to reach out with prayers, condolences or donations. If you become aware of such bad news, please notify me privately and, if appropriate, I will post an announcement.
As you know, the Paddleball Family Alliance is dedicated to furthering the growth of paddleball. We depend not only on the great people who volunteer their time and energy, but in order to make our efforts successful, we also need money or products for the tournaments, kids’ clinics and other programs. We are always looking for individuals and company sponsors who can help us financially. So if you are looking to make a holiday gift or end-of-the-year fully tax-deductible donation, or know of a person or an organization who might be interested in doing so, please think of us!
You can donate using one of these options:
– Facebook – Use link on FB post
– Directly from PFA’ website – Click here to donate
– Call for additional information – 917-306-0542 or email at Paddleball.email@example.com
The Paddleball Family Alliance (PFA) is thrilled to announce the appointment of two new members to its Board: Ramon F. Garcia and Ray Gaston. Both are passionate about Paddleball and the PFA Youth Program and, without a doubt, will help strengthen the organization’s impact on the sport.
PFA Board Chairman, Mike Melendez says, “As we look ahead, Ramon and Ray are outstanding additions to our Board. They’ve each been involved in Paddleball for many years and we are excited about the unique expertise and energy that they will bring as we continue to evolve and lead the organization forward.”
Ramon F. Garcia is well respected in the Paddleball community and his experience as the Assistant Commissioner at the School Safety Division Community Affairs Bureau of the NYPD brings tremendous value to our Paddleball Youth program and the organization as a whole.
Ray Gaston has been involved in Paddleball for the past 40 years and successfully led the Professional Paddleball Players Alliance (PPPA) in the 80s.
The PFA Board of Directors is as follows:
Mike Melendez – President
Mitchell Goldberg – AVP
Ramon F. Garcia
About the PFA:
The PFA is a non-profit organization founded in 2014. Our main goals are:
To provide our youth with a recreational sport that will keep them off the streets, build a high level of self-esteem, a sense of accomplishment and create healthier attitudes, with the goal of promoting physical fitness through highly competitive Paddleball activities. We strive to grow the sport of Paddleball across the NY Tri-State area, and eventually nationally, by reviving the traditional outdoor urban game that ruled the city’s parks during the 70s through the 90s.
Respectfully PFA Board of Directors.
Remembering Richard Ramos – R.I.P
Such a kind and gentle soul, gone far too soon. May God Bless his soul and give his family the strength needed to cope with his loss.
PFA Paddleball Family