July 18, 2018

Friends of Townie Athletics Say "Thank You." $45,000 Donated 2016-17

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The Friends of Townie Athletics Organization is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization that has been in existence for almost 25 years providing financial support for all East Providence Athletic Programs. During the 2016-17 year, FTAO has donated over $45,000 to the various athletic programs in our East Providence High School and Middle Schools.

On Saturday, September 9, 2017, under crisp blue, sunny skies, the FTAO sponsored its 9th annual golf tournament at Metacomet Country Club in East Providence. One hundred twenty-eight golfers participated in this successful tournament raising a significant amount of money for the student-athletes in East Providence. On behalf of the organization, we would like to offer our deepest appreciation and gratitude to CJ Talbert-PGA Head Golf Professional, Lu Tyrell-Banquet Coordinator and the wonderful staff at Metacomet for their outstanding organizational skills, cooperation and support prior to and during the tournament, as well as their diligence and dedication to us throughout this event.

Each year, alumni, teachers, coaches, administrators, elected officials, parents, friends and neighbors come together to support Townie Athletic programs by being Corporate Sponsors, Tee Sponsors, golfers and donors for this event. To date, this has been our most successful tournament ever.

We would like to thank the following Corporate Sponsors for their continued support:

Homestead Baking Company-Peter B. Vican, President

Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O’Gara LLP-Matthew A. Lopes, Jr. ‘80

QML, Inc.-Michael J. Huber ‘74, President

Performance Physicl Therapy-Dr. Brian Hay ‘99

Harry Hanoian ‘70

Mega Transportation Group/MTG Disposal-Robert A. Mega ’71, President

Access Healthcare, Inc. – Cynthia Quattrucci, President

Community & Teachers’ Federal Credit Union, Kenneth Saunders, President/CEO

Compass Groups/Chartwells Dining Services-Barbara Cohen, Director

Consolidated Concrete/Coast Realty-John Pesce, Vice President

K-Rob Foundation-Kevin’89 & Robin ’95 Robinson

Ocean State Transit Company-Marjorie Rigo, Manager

Pet Food Experts-Michael G. Baker, President

Scott Volkswagen, Inc.-Brad Scott, President

East Providence High School Class of 1966-Richard DiPasquale, President

Elmwood Auto Group, Inc. Elmwood Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram-Jay L’Archevesque, President

Tasca Automotive Group

Dr. Thomas A. Antonian ‘65

East Providence Education Association, Nicholas Shattuck ’03, President

Higginbotham Family-Steve ’69 & Ellen-Ann - In memory of Geoffrey P. Higginbotham

MTTI (MotoRing Technical Training Institute) - Ward Ring, Director

Ken Miranda ‘82

In addition, we would also like to thank the eighty individuals and businesses who supported this event by being Tee Sponsors this year. Their support is also greatly appreciated.

Without the support of one hundred twenty-eight golfers and many volunteers, we would not be able to provide the services and financial assistance to our deserving middle school and high school athletes.

Next year marks the 25th Anniversary of the Friends of Townie Athletics Organization and our 10th annual golf tournament. We hope to make this event even more successful for our Townie student-athletes. We invite all alumni and residents to support our organization. Please visit us on Facebook or contact us at towniefriends@gmail.com for information about our organization.


Clarence M. Butler, Jr.


Gregg Amore

Golf Tournament Co-Chair

Rob Traverse

Golf Tournament Co-Chair

Friends of Townie Athletics Organization

PO Box 16521

Rumford, RI 02916


Publicity, Stephanie Vinhateiro


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