Presentation on theme: "Presented by Sandy Papadopoulos Supreme Governor Region 1 Atlanta, GA"— Presentation transcript:
1 Presented by Sandy Papadopoulos Supreme Governor Region 1 Atlanta, GA ATHLETICSPresented by Sandy PapadopoulosSupreme Governor Region 1Atlanta, GA
2 Why Athletics? Athletics can be a very useful way to gain membership We provide scholarships for our youthMaximize youth involvementThere is something that everyone can participate in:SoftballGolfTennisSoccerBasketballBowling
3 Ahepa golf (Golf Director: Chris Atsaves, Chicago) The most well attended sport of AHEPA Athletics!2 major National Tournaments including the Dr. Monthe Kofos Memorial Tournament (this year to be held at Innisbrook in Tarpon Springs, FLRegional tournaments hosted throughout the year in all parts of the countryWe encourage everyone to inform us if they would like to host a Regional Golf Tournament
4 National Golf Tournament Talega Country Club San Clemente, CA
5 AHEPA Basketball (Basketball Director: Costa Papademetriou, NY) A long standing tradition throughout the Order of AHEPAMaximum participation from Sons of Pericles and AHEPAMost every district has a basketball tournament at some point of the yearRe-established the National AHEPA Invitational Basketball Tournament at this year’s Supreme Convention in Miami
6 Regional Basketball Tournament hosted in New York
7 AHEPA BOWLING & SOFTBALL (Bowling Director: George Karras, Indiana Softball Director: Alec Alexander, Atlanta)2 sports that are on the rise again!Bowling tournament hosted in Hammond, IN was very well attended and we even had a brother with a perfect 300 game! (Chris Atsaves)Softball once a widely supported sport, is now back on the rise after a small decline in attendenceWe had 4 teams at this year’s Supreme Convention National Softball Tournament
9 AHEPA Soccer (Soccer Director: Steve Mavronis, Maryland) Slowly but surely developing this program and are gaining interest especially from the youthWe are making big strides in developing a curriculum for how to start and maintain an AHEPA Soccer Program in your respective communitiesShould be finished and developed by the Supreme Convention in Las Vegas
10 AHEPA Athletic Hall of Fame (Hall of Fame Director: Greg Stamos, CT) We have amazing exposure through the establishment of the AHEPA Athletic Hall of FameHonorees range from former players in most major professional sports as well as local sports legendsAthletic Hall of Fame luncheon is ALWAYSwell attended by everyone at theSupreme Convention
11 2009 AHEPA Athletic Hall of Fame Luncheon San Francisco, CA
12 AHEPA Scholarships (Scholarship Director: John Tanionos, MA) The most important aspect of AHEPA AthleticsProvide scholarships that are presented at the Hall of Fame Luncheon at the Supreme ConventionIncredibly gifted recipients that we hope will be potential members of respective AHEPA family ordersWe encourage all members of AHEPA to promote the fact that Athletics gives out these scholarships
14 how does our district get started? Contact your regional director to see if your district or chapter can host an eventIf your first couple of events do not do as well, don’t be discouraged! People will come and participate eventually, ESPECIALLY THE YOUTH!Make sure everyone is informed of our National events for every sportMake sure everyone in your area, especially high school and college students and their parents, are informed about scholarship opportunitiesCome and join us at a golf outing! You don’t have to participate to see what we’re all about. We encourage and welcome your participation!
15 For more information…. Supereme Athletic Director: Spiro Siaggas Special Events & Sport Development: Sandy PapadopoulosBooster Club Director: Likie BeleosHall of Fame Director: Greg StamosBasketball: Costa PapademetriouBowling: George KarrasGolf: Chris AtsavesScholarships and Awards: John TanionosSoccer: Steve MavronisSoftball: Alec AlexanderTennis: Arthur Anastasiou
16 Regional DirectorsMid-Atlantic: Likie Beleos (Camden, SC) Northwestern: Terry Karis (Seattle, WA) North Atlantic: John Levas (Plainview, NY) Mid-Eastern: Charles Mardis (Fairlawn, OH) Mid-Western: Chris Marinos (Kildeer, IL) Southeast: Gus Pantelides (Clearwater, FL) Western: Pete Marudas (Phoenix, AZ) Mountain West: Jim Peros (Denver, CO) International: Denny Rigas (Capo Beach, CA) Southwest: Michael Spartalis (Houston, TX) Canada: Andy Tzemis (Toronto, CA)
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