BW Athletic Association

The Bishop Walsh Athletic Association is a group of parent volunteers who are charged with providing all necessary funding for the Bishop Walsh student to participate in the sport of his or her choice. This is accomplished through different fundraising events held throughout the year such as the fall ad campaign, Spaghetti Dinner and Dance, Vera Bradley Bingos, Cash Bash and Pig Roast, Girls Invitational Tournament, as well as revenue from athletic fees and concession stand revenues and gate sales.

Current board consist of:
Rich Biancone - President
Brenda Duncan - Vice President
Melissa Walch - Treasurer
Susan Lapid - Secretary

Completed projects:

  • Recent purchase of a new indoor batting cage to be utilized by boys varsity baseball as well as girls varsity, JV, and middle school softball teams.
  • Staining and sealing of outside bleachers
  • Concession stand painting
  • Sanding and refinishing of serving line on outside concession stand

Ongoing project:
Completion of retaining wall on girls softball field

Athletic Association meetings are held usually the second Tuesday evening of each month. Look for date in Cumberland Times-News or Bishop Walsh’s daily bulletin.

Special Thanks to all who contributed in any way towards the success of our recent Cash Bash and Pig Roast.


FAQ:

Q. Can anyone join the AA?
A. Yes, if you are a parent of a athlete or supporter of Bishop Walsh Athletics you are already a member. This is your Athletic Association and your avenue of support for our student athletes. All suggestions and comments are welcomed and encouraged. See you at our next meeting.

Q. How can I help?
A. Everyone can help in one way or another. Some examples are:

  • Be a financial sponsor in one of our events
  • Purchase a ad for your business or employer in our Fall sports program
  • Sponsor a bag at one of our Vera Bradley bingos
  • Participate or purchase a ticket and give it to a friend to one of our events
  • Purchase or sell a few Cash Bash tickets
  • Volunteer some time and talent
    • We are always working on a project of some type. We always need manpower at our events. Contact a AA member if you are willing to help out .
  • Attend a Athletic Association meeting
    • Meetings are typically held the second Tuesday of each month. Notice will be in the daily bulletin and in the local paper. Get involved.

Q. What exactly is funded through the AA?
A. The AA typically funds all necessary uniforms, equipment, gear etc. needed for the students and teams to operate here at Walsh. We also pay for referees, umpires, field maintenance, field improvements, bus transportation, tournament hotel expenses etc..

Q. How are decisions made in regard to funds being dispersed?
A. Typically, the head coach of a particular team will submit a purchase order for approval by The Athletic Association. Also, anyone can request funds from the Athletic Association for their approval.

BWAA Advertising Packages

PLATINUM PACKAGE ($750.00) – Includes the following:
Space for this package is limited and offered on first come first serve basis
(If purchased this package previously then a $100 discount applies)
One 28” X 44” sign on the athletic field
One 28” X 44” sign in the gymnasium
Full-page ad in the Homecoming Program
Full-page ad in the BWGIT Program

GOLD PACKAGE ($500.00) – Includes the following:
One 28” X 44” sign on the athletic field
OR
One 28” X 44” sign in the gymnasium
Full-page ad in the Homecoming Program
Full-page ad in the BWGIT Program

SILVER PACKAGE ($350.00) – Includes the following:
Full-page ad in the Homecoming Program
Full-page ad in the BWGIT Program

OTHER OPTIONS:

  • Full-page ad in either the Homecoming Program or the BWGIT Program ($200)
  • Half-page ad in either the Homecoming Program or the BWGIT Program ($150)
  • Quarter-page ad in either the Homecoming Program or the BWGIT Program($100)