The Dyker Heights Athletic Association Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose purpose and prime objective is to cherish, sustain and promote good citizenship, sportsmanship, loyalty, honesty and character for our youth. Our emphasis is on participation rather than competition. Adding structure and supervision builds character as well as self-esteem and self- respect. Remember our children are our future, so the more we help them, the more we help ourselves. Our efforts have not simply been to “keep the kids busy” but rather to offer wholesome, organized athletic activities where young people could learn a sport, meet and work with other youth on a team basis, and challenge themselves to use their talents and abilities to mature more fully.
Dyker Heights Athletic Association aka “the Knights”
was started late in Dec 1997 by Joe
Terrone, Joe Girgenti, Tom Fascianella, Nick Maglio, Chris Olivero and John
They cannot feel a part of the team or have a chance to learn from their mistakes if they are always watching from the bench, or from right field. So armed with 60 kids or so for Baseball in 1998- handing out uniforms from the back of Girgenti’s van, the Knights were born. Today, we now have over 800 children involved with the Dyker Heights Athletic Association that participate in five separate sports programs throughout the year. Our kids come from many different schools throughout the community. As we head into our 16th anniversary year, we look forward to running a organization that allows kids to all participate, compete, learn skills and most importantly have fun. Our kids come to us from different schools throughout our own community, plus others areas, such as Bay Ridge, Carol Gardens, Staten Island and Park Slope. Our organization provides organized league play in Baseball, Softball, NFL Flag Football, Basketball, and Indoor Soccer. We especially seek to provide organized, well-structured recreational opportunities for all the participants in each sport.
In addition to our sports programs, we host several other
community events. Last year again over 500 of our children ran
in the 7th annual Kid’s marathon that benefited the Olivia Boccuzzi
Foundation for Children's cancer research.
Our kids raised over
$47,000.00 for this event.
2007-2012, the kids marathons raised over $ 75,000.00 for the Children
of Fallen Soldier Relief fund (help provide support to children of soldiers
killed in Iraq and Afghanistan) and the American Cancer Society for Breast
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