News & Press: 2012

AFHF 2012 Scholarship Awarded

The American Field Hockey Foundation (AFHF) is pleased to announce that Taylor Mygatt is the recipient of the 2012 Dennis Casale Memorial Scholarship. Taylor is a graduate of Bridgewater-Raritan High School in New Jersey and will be entering Lehigh University this fall. A longtime member of the Spirit Eagles Field Hockey Club, Taylor displayed both her extraordinary skills and love for the game both on the field at Festival and tournaments as well as in indoor competitions.

The Dennis Casale Memorial Scholarship carries a stipend of $1,000 and is awarded annually to a graduating high school senior who has demonstrated a deep and abiding commitment to the sport of field hockey.

Left Taylor Myatt winner of the Casale AFHF Scholarship 2012. Right Alex Agathis winner of the Papa Singh Award 2012

Scholarship applications for the Class of 2013 are now available on AFHF's website at www.americanfieldhockey.org. All high school seniors must have their applications postmarked by December 31, 2012 to be considered.

AFHF is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to using field hockey as a means of developing character, strong values, leadership and positive self-esteem in young women. AFHF believes that these qualities contribute to a lifetime of success in school, business and society.

In addition to the Casale Scholarship, AFHF sponsors field hockey tournaments for young players and supports grass roots and mentoring programs.

Papa Singh Award

The “Papa Singh” is awarded every year to a player that represents what the Spirit and Love the game of field hockey. The player who is always supports the teammates both on and off the field.

This year, Alex Agathis received the award at the Annual Thanksgiving dinner at Festival. Alex is a longtime member of Spirit Eagles and played her high school career at Kent Place. Alex will be attending UPenn in the fall. Past recipients of this award have been Samantha Billy, Maria Caro and Alex Shafi.

The American Field Hockey Foundation Presents Free Field Hockey Clinics

The following Mondays, July 16, July 23, August 6 and August 13, 2012, from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. the American Field Hockey Foundation will be hosting free clinics in Bridgewater, NJ at the Bridgewater-Raritan High School. This is a great opportunity for young players to learn the game and meet players from the Bridgewater-Raritan High School. Sticks will be available for those who need equipment. They have been provided to the American Field Hockey Foundation (AFHF) by USA Field Hockey. The young athletes will be coached by Bobby Issar, Fuzzy Keelson, Vicki Geoffroy and Marc Waldron along with the Bridgewater-Raritan HS players.

We will continue to look for opportunity at different Board of Recreation Departments throughout the year.

News & Press: 2011

AFHF Scholarship Awarded

The American Field Hockey Foundation (AFHF) is pleased to announce that Sara Thompson is the recipient of the 2011 Dennis Casale Memorial Scholarship. Sara is a graduate of the Millburn High School in New Jersey and will be entering Williams College this fall. A longtime member of the Spirit Eagles Field Hockey Club, Sara displayed both her extraordinary skills and love for the game both on the field at Festival and tournaments as well as in indoor competitions.

The Dennis Casale Memorial Scholarship carries a stipend of $1,000 and is awarded annually to a graduating high school senior who has demonstrated a deep and abiding commitment to the sport of field hockey.

Scholarship applications for the Class of 2012 are now available on AFHF's website at www.americanfieldhockey.org. All high school seniors must have their applications postmarked by December 31, 2011 to be considered.

AFHF is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to using field hockey as a means of developing character, strong values, leadership and positive self-esteem in young women. AFHF believes that these qualities contribute to a lifetime of success in school, business and society.

In addition to the Casale Scholarship, AFHF sponsors field hockey tournaments for young players and supports grass roots and mentoring programs.

 

The American Field Hockey Foundation (AFHF) is proud to run the 1st Montclair free Clinic that was held on Sunday, May 17, 2009 at the Montclair Kimberley Academy on turf. The AFHF clinic is open to all girls and boys from 3 grader to 8 grader. 
The clinic for these youth was coached by Mary Szymonowicz Rutgers University Alumni (2005) Ex-Captain of the Field Hockey team. Mary was exposing the girls to the basic of the game along with playing a scrimmage.
The next step for Montclair is the fall middle school tournament looks for detail soon.

The AFHF is creating field hockey programs targeting the youth (6-12 years of age) in your local community. These programs will be delivered using established channels such as the YMCA/YWCA, Public/Private Elementary Schools, Boards of Recreation and other youth oriented programs.

If you interested in finding out more grass roots program within your area or donations please contact the AFHF a not for profit organization.

Billy and Shafi Honored

Samantha Billy a senior at Bridgewater Raritan High School and Alexandra Shafi a senior at Watchung Hills becomes the second students to be awarded the honor. Samantha will be attending Columbia University this upcoming fall. Executive Director Bobby Issar says about “Sammy” Billy in the top 10% of players at her age level in the whole nation. Plus she has a passion for game that is unmatched.

About “Alex” Shafi Issar comments “Shafi is will be a deadly threat on the attack next year in college and has a great ability to make plays in any game she in!” Alex Shafi will be attending Monmouth University next fall
The “Papa Singh” is awarded every year to players that represent what the Spirit and Love the game of field hockey. The player who is always supports the teammates both on and off the field.

“Sammy” received this honor and a thanksgiving dinner in Palm Spring, CA with over 180 families in attendance

Congratulation to Alexandra Shafi and Samantha Billy, I have a feeling there best year are to come

First Annual “Papa Singh” is awarded

Maria Caro a junior at Bridgewater Raritan High School become the first ever student to be awarded the honor

The “Papa Singh” is awarded every year to a player that represents what the Spirit and Love the game of field hockey. The player who is always supports the teammates both on and off the field.

Maria received this honor and a thanksgiving dinner in Palm Spring, CA with over 180 families in attendance

Former USA player G.S. Issar Dies

Gurcharn S. Issar, affectionately known as “Papa Singh” in the field hockey community, died on August 9.  He was 87 years old.

“Papa Singh” played for the US Men’s team as a fullback from 1959 to 1963. He played on the USA team that competed in the Olympic qualifier held in Lyon, France in 1963.

Mr. Issar won several Men’s league championships and tournaments, playing with North Jersey Field Hockey Club.  He donated the first North Jersey Cup in the 1970’s.

G.S. Issar fathered 4 sons and has 13 grandchildren.  The Issar family has the unique distinction of representing the USA teams for 6 decades.

Donations can be made in Papa Singh’s memory to the American Field Hockey Foundation, P.O. Box 126, Milltown, NJ 08850

News & Press: 2006

American Field Hockey Foundation Announces Scholarship for High School Seniors in Partnership with New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association

For Immediate Release:
9/26/06:

The American Field Hockey Foundation (AFHF) has announced up to $1000 in scholarship monies will be awarded to graduating high school senior(s) who have demonstrated commitment to the sport of field hockey, furthering their education; and the desire to play field hockey in college.  As the Official Field Hockey Sponsor of the NJSIAA for 2006, 2007 and 2008, the AFHF will award the monies at the Spring NJSIAA Scholar-Athlete Luncheon. In addition to awarding scholarships, the foundation is also sponsoring the Field Hockey Tournament and Tournament of Champions. 

Scholarship applications are now available on the AFHF website at www.americanfieldhockey.org. All high school seniors must have their applications postmarked by December 31, 2006 in order to be considered for the Class of 2007 Scholarship.  

The AFHF is a not-for-profit 501 (c-3) organization which is dedicated to developing through field, character, strong values, leadership and positive self-esteem in young women to create a lifetime of success in school, college, business and society.

The AFHF has established three programs that support the foundation mission:

  • Grass Roots Programming
  • Mentoring
  • College Scholarships

American Field Hockey Foundation Becomes Official Field Hockey Sponsor of NJSIAA


For Immediate Release:
September 25, 2006


Left to Right: Jack Dubois (NJSIAA Asst. Director), Clarrissa Sacco, Robert Issar, Steven J. Timko (EX Director NJSIAA), Gia Fruscione- DeFranco,
Steven Cohen, Jana Feeney.

The American Field Hockey Foundation (AFHF) is proud to announce that it has become the “official field hockey sponsor of the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA) for the 2006, 2007 and 2008 Field Hockey Tournament and the Tournament of Champions. In addition, as a corporate sponsor, the AFHF will award $1,000 in scholarship monies at the annual NJSIAA Scholar-Athlete Luncheon. 

The AFHF is a not-for-profit 501 (c-3) organization which is dedicated to developing through field hockey, character, strong values, leadership and positive self-esteem in young women to create a lifetime of success in school, college, business and society. The foundation has established three programs that will support the foundation mission:

  • Grass Roots Programming: The AFHF will create field hockey programs targeting the youth (6-12 years of age) in your local community. These programs will be delivered using established channels such as the YMCA/YWCA, Public/Private Elementary Schools, Boards of Recreation and other youth oriented programs.
  • Mentoring Program: The mentoring program will utilize current and former student-athletes, as leaders in their chosen field, to become mentors and role models to young women.  The program will provide advice and counsel to young women in all stages of their life….academic, athletic, etc. The mentoring program will enable high school and college students to network with successful women leaders/role models who can offer counsel, guidance, practical assistance in maximizing one’s skills and achieving goals in the educational; business and sports fields while maintaining a healthy quality of life balance.
  • College Scholarships: Scholarships will be awarded to college bound student-athletes based on leadership, community service, desire, commitment and academic success.  The scholarship application may be found at www.americanfieldhockey.org. Student-athletes should print the application and return the completed form no later than December 31, 2006.

5/2006:

American Field Hockey Foundation announces the launch of it's new website. Check back soon for updated information on our Programs, Executive Team and Sponsors.


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