June 2, 2020
Friends of Townie Athletics has raised several thousand dollars through the years

Order Commemorative Bricks for Entrance to new EPHS.

All proceeds benefits FOTA fundraising effort

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Since 1993, the Friends of Townie Athletics Organization (FOTA), has been providing student-athletes of East Providence High School with scholarships, annual banquets, trophies and awards, scoreboards, athletic equipment and other support that regular school budgets cannot always afford. The FTAO is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization whose purpose is to support and promote athletic and physical education in East Providence Schools by uniting students, parents, coaches, faculty, staff and community in a way that enhances the sharing of school spirit, and provides moral as well as financial support.

The group is made up of volunteer Townie graduates. They have raised and donated several thousands of dollars. Money is raised through various fundraising donations and a popular annual golfing tournament. Some of these efforts are currently cancelled or delayed due to the Covid-19 Pandemic.

The all-volunteer group is led by board members President: Clarence M. Butler Jr., Vice President: Millie S. Morris, Secretary: Stephanie A. Vinhateiro, Treasurer: Gregory S. Dias, Assistant Treasurer: Kevin P. Monagle and EPHS Athletic Director: Gregg Amore. Graduates and non-graduate supporters are always invited to join the committee.

“The FOTA is excited to launch a Commemorative Brick sale for the new East Providence High School. All proceeds will benefit EPHS student athletes and athletic programs. The first 1,700 bricks will be placed in front of the new high school. Please use the link below for both online and mail orders. For online orders, please choose either 4" x 8" bricks or 8" x 8" bricks, check on the OPTIONAL logo of your choice, complete the form, then hit SUBMIT, where you will be directed to our PayPal account for payment,” said FOTA President Clarence “Junior” Butler.

Although the group strongly encourages ordering bricks online, there is an option to pay by mail. To order please follow the link below to order online or to get your form by clicking: http://4everbricks.com/donors/FTA/. For mail you will be directed to the mail order form to be printed out, completed and sent to our PO Box with your check. All printed out forms are to be mailed to: FTA, ‪PO Box 16521, Rumford, RI 02916‬.

Please read all directions and order forms CAREFULLY. For further information, contact Stephanie Vinhateiro at friendsoftownieathleticsorg@gmail.com. Bricks will be placed at the entrance to the school.

“We strongly encourage ALL Townies: past, present and future to support this project by purchasing a Commemorative Brick as a way to support and enhance East Providence High School's athletic programs,” said FOTA secretary, Stephanie Vinhateiro. “Thank you, as always, for your support!” added President Junior Butler.

ORDER BRICKS: http://4everbricks.com/donors/FTA/

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