2019 Events

THANK YOU to the over 120 guests who attended our 2rd Annual Sports Awards Ceremony and Reception on May 13, 2019.

The 2019 event honored student athletes, coaches and partners of our sports programming.  A dozen former professional and Olympic athletes and regional coaches were in attendance and helped present awards to the 2019 recipients.  Special thanks to NBC 10 Sports Director Frank Carpano who once again served as emcee for our yearly event.

The Awards Ceremony portion of the event was co-hosted by the Providence Police Department and took place in the Public Safety Complex. 

Collie and Mayor with award

2019 PASA Loyalty Award presented by Mayor Elorza to Michelle Collie  (Performance Physical Therapy – PPT)

LISTEN HERE to the May 2019 PPT #Better #Faster Podcast, hosted by Michelle Collie and featuring guests Colonel Hugh Clements, Providence Police Department and Hillary Salmons, PASA Executive Director on community partnerships dedicated to health and wellness of community youth.



Luca, Wheeler and Ryan Award
2019 Outstanding Coach Leader Award presented by Ken Ryan to Frank Luca (One on One Basketball) and Michael Wheeler (Providence Police PASS Leader)



2019 New Sports Partnership Award presented by Marissa Castelli to Kerri Heffernan (Brown University)





Demaire, Valdez, Moreau and Huddle Award2019 Provider Excellence Awards presented by Molly Huddle to Dana DeMaire (Cheerleading, ASTRO), Guilde Valdez (Baseball and Volleyball, Hispanic United), Charles Moreau (Morning Teen Workout, JSEC, PPSD)


2019 Student Teamwork and Leadership Awards presented by Joe Andruzzi to:
Jordany Jimenez, Esek Hopkins Middle School
D’Amarie Rodriguez, West Broadway Middle School
Christian Taylor-Francois, Nathan Bishop Middle School
Nehemais Mota, Del Sesto Middle School
Jaylen Hernandez, Roger Williams Middle School


Thank you to our Lead Sponsors for the 2019 Sports event:




Thank you to all of our 2019 Sports Celebration sponsors.  We love your support!

Performance Physical Therapy, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island, Brown University, ParsonsKellogg, Bank RI, The Hart Companies, Greenberg Traurig, Mott & Chace Sotheby’s

THANK YOU to the over 100 guests who attended our 3rd Annual Education Breakfast on February 27, 2019 at The Art Club.

Our panel discussion and table conversations led to new connections between PASA art providers and professional artists in our community.  These connections are helping to expand Providence youth engagement in the arts.  Contact us if you are a professional artist working in music, dance, theater, fashion, painting, illustration, photography, ceramics or design to find out ways you can help connect more students to the creative arts community.

We hope many of you can join us again next year!

A special thank you to all of our 2019 Education Breakfast supporters:

TZ Studio, Southwest Airlines, Sodexo, NAACP, Hinckley Allen, HCH Enterprises, Pawtucket Credit Union, Rhode Island School of Design, The Miriam Hospital, United Way of RI, Tufts Health Plan, Barnum Foundation for Life