Sports Program Award

Community Boating Center Receives PASA Outstanding Sports Program Award


Community Boating Center was recognized as a Providence After School Alliance (PASA) Outstanding Sports Program by Colonel Hugh T. Clements, Providence Chief of Police and Hillary Salmons, PASA Executive Director at the PASA Sports Awards and Celebration on May 7, 2018.

Louisa Chafee, US Olympic sailor, presented the award to CBC Executive Director John O’Flaherty for providing outstanding sports programming to urban middle school youth in the PASA AfterZone.

Frank Carpano, Channel 10 Sportscaster helped emcee the reception at the Providence Police Department.

Governor Gina Raimondo issued an official Certificate of Special Recognition to Community Boating Center for the 2018 Outstanding Sports Program Award.

Additionally, Congressman David Cicilline issued a Certificate of Special Recognition stating: “Thank you for your dedication to high quality youth programming, and inspiring a passion for sports, teamwork, and friendship among the many youth you serve. I extend my sincere congratulations, appreciation, and best wishes.”

The Providence After School Alliance’s mission is to expand and improve quality after-school, summer, and other expanded learning opportunities for the youth of Providence, Rhode Island by organizing a sustainable, public/private system that contributes to student success and serves as a national model. PASA has served over 14,000 youth to date and is the largest public private after-school partnership in the city.