The OFSAA Alumni Association was founded in 2003 with the expressed intent to support Ontario’s High School student-athletes in their desire to attend post-secondary institutions. Since its inception, the list of individuals who have become involved in this worthwhile cause has grown year over year and all donations to the Alumni Association go directly to the OFSAA Scholarship Fund. Traditionally, OFSAA has awarded four (4), $500 scholarships to deserving student-athletes from different member Associations across the province. With the ever-increasing costs of post-secondary education, recipients are truly appreciative of this additional assistance. It is OFSAA’s hope that we can continue to increase alumni membership and contributions to the scholarship fund so that this financial support for student-athletes can be maintained and perhaps even increased.
The Alumni Association provides not only a communication network for former teacher-coaches and student-athletes, but also provides members with copies of the OFSAA Bulletin and Newsletter, each of which are produced three times per year. The Bulletin will often feature articles on OFSAA Alumni as well as highlights of OFSAA events, news, photos, and other important information. The OFSAA Newsletter is a quarterly update from the Executive Director that serves as an important role in maintaining a constant line of communication between the office and OFSAA members.
An Alumni Association Membership includes an administrative fee for costs associated with printing and mailing (should you wish to receive a hard copy of the Bulletin) along with your charitable donation to the scholarship fund in whatever amount you wish to make. Tax-deductible receipts will be issued for the charitable donation portion of your membership.
OFSAA encourages all former teacher-coaches, administrators and student-athletes to join the OFSAA Alumni Association. Please pass along this information to other potential members, especially those new retirees. With your help can we continue to provide these important scholarships to our student-athletes.
On behalf of both past and future recipients of OFSAA Alumni Scholarships, thank you for your support.
Jim Barbeau (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Alumni Association Coordinator