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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.