Admiral’s Athletics Club leadership and progress from 2015-2018; welcomes new board for 2018-19

Throughout 2015-2018 the Admiral’s Athletics Club (AAC) raised up to $155,000 through gate admission fees, concession sales, banner sales, and by hosting a wine raffle and Poker Run.

“We had three great years and I could not be more thankful for the volunteers and executive board members,” said Jon Covington, who was president of the AAC from 2015-2018. “None of this would be possible without the efforts of our parents and volunteers who collected gate admission and worked the concession stands. Special thanks to parent volunteer and AFA athletics staff member, Mary Rice, for beginning this initiative and making sure every event was staffed with volunteers. We have over 80 on-campus events every year and we have seen a tremendous increase in volunteerism and parent participation that is the key to generating revenue that provides our student-athletes with the equipment and facilities they deserve.”

The AAC finished the 2017-18 school year with a remaining $13,000 budget for the incoming board. Over the past three years the AAC spent $142,000 towards items needed in the concession stands such as supplies, fryers, warmers and more; athletic needs such as a utility vehicle for field prep, gym resurfacing, new clay and crushed brick at both the baseball and softball fields, air conditioning for the wrestling room and field house storage, a new practice field with irrigation, a cross cable machine for the weight room, the lacrosse team’s uniforms and equipment.

We thank our past board members and volunteers and are pleased to introduce and welcome the incoming board.

2015-18 Executive Board

  • President: Jon Covington
  • Vice President: Pete Kirtland (2016-18) and John Lescarbeau (2015)
  • Treasurer: Chris Kip
  • Secretary: Lisa Brody (2017-18) and Samantha Lewis (2015-17)

2018-19 Executive Board

  • President: Patti Magenheimer
  • Vice President: Jeff Ulevich
  • Treasurer: Katie Everlove-Stone
  • Secretary: Derek Raymer

“We would like to extend our appreciation to Jon, Pete, Chris, and Lisa for their past service and extraordinary accomplishments,” said current AAC President Patti Magenheimer. “We are looking forward to working together with the AFA staff, students, families, Parents’ Group and our local community in the upcoming year. We have large shoes to fill, but we will work very hard to maximize student participation in AFA athletics and enhance school spirit through increased attendance to all home events. It is also a top priority to help provide our teams with the athletic equipment that they need to be successful. We welcome any support, ideas, and suggestions that can help us take AFA athletics to an even higher level. Please feel free to reach out to any of us. Thank you for your support.”

If you would like to get involved with the AAC, please email AAC@farragut.org.