Building a Community through People, Parks, and Recreation
Folsom Community Service Day 2022 - Natoma Station Drive viewing platform
September 17, 2022
The Folsom Athletic Association (FAA) began in 1979 with a small group of prominent, community-driven friends who realized the economic and social values of creating a parks and recreation system and what the value would bring Folsom, CA.
Folsom Athletic Association is a non-profit service organization working to assist in the administration of community youth sports, creating recreation and athletic opportunities through teamwork, fundraising, programs, events, and scholarships.
The partnership with the City of Folsom and Folsom Cordova Unified School District allows the FAA to advocate for the youth groups to create opportunities to acquire land, develop and share facilities and costs, enhance the value of facilities of adjacent schools and parks, and design amenities that overlap schools and parks. Today, the partnership involves 16 parks and 15 schools with 360 multi-use facilities and amenities.
Folsom’s first rate parks and recreation system offers youth sports athletic opportunities through programs and events. A Never in Our Town” Youth Assistance Program assures all youths have the opportunity to participate in recreational services, scholarships are available for youth sports and high school graduating seniors, and fundraising supports the clubs in a number of ways opening doors for many.
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Who We Are
Assisting in the administration of community youth sports and recreation programs. Working to add economic value and community benefit by developing a first rate parks and recreation system and athletic opportunities.
Benefits of our Members
Best practices for health, safety, and positive coaching. It takes the partnership between all entities to support the interests of recreation opportunities within the Folsom community.
19 Leagues, 2 Booster Clubs
Community Youth Sports Leagues are adopted by the FAA Board. Be part of an association looking for common solutions to common and not so common problems and challenges.
The Folsom Athletic Association “Never in our Town” Youth Assistance Program strives to provide financial assistance for all Folsom youth residents desiring to participate in Community Youth Sports Leagues. For the 2021 season, the FAA will fund $100 to help offset the registration fee for each eligible youth. Contact the youth sports group for application information.
We thank all Community Youth Sports Leagues for making this program available to youths in their league.
2022 Fireworks Fundraiser
THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING
Folsom Youth Sports and the Folsom Athletic Association!
Nor*Cal Wrestling Academy
K-12th Grade Programs
Sessions held year-round. Private lessons available.
Contact Frank Richmond for information.
Lois B. Young Scholarship
Ernie Sheldon Memorial Scholarship
Summer Kempton Memorial Scholarship
Maria Totushek Memorial Scholarship
Race M. Salazar Memorial Scholarship
The Folsom Athletic Association offers scholarships to seniors at Folsom High School, Vista del Lago High School, and Folsom Lake High School. Scholarships are available to applicants who plan to attend a community college, university, military, law enforcement, fire academy, trade, or tech school.
This year, 29 scholarships were awarded totaling $24,800. Congratulations to all the recipients! Thank you for being an ostensive member of the community demonstrating exemplary service and leadership with an exceptional attitude towards others while maintaining academic excellence. Thank you for being a shining example for the youth in our community.
Thank you Folsom Telegraph, for supporting the Folsom Athletic Association: FAA awards scholarships, May 25, 2022.
Men at Work!
FAA board members Michael Raffetto, Tom Handy, Dave Benevento, Lynn LePage, and Kyle Woody sprucing up the Folsom City Lions Park sign with some much needed paint and repairing and painting the fence around the Folsom Valley Railway track. Had the opportunity to meet William Hartzell, Owner and Chef at Represa Grill (across the street). William saw Michael and Dave repairing the city sign and stopped by with a couple of tacos to thank them for their community service! Great job, great tacos - thank you William!
May 13, 2022
Folsom High School Lacrosse
FAA donated $4,000 to help with the start up cost for the inaugural Lacrosse season at Folsom High School.
FAA also became a sponsor for the first inaugural Lacrosse Crossetown Cup.
Folsom Telegraph March 10, 2022
Fox eager to build lacrosse program at Folsom - by Matt Long
Spring Eggstravaganza 2022
FREE event on Saturday, April 16, at Lembi Community Park.
Join the Folsom Athletic Association and City of Folsom for this year's Spring Eggstravaganza celebration: pancake breakfast, vendor fair, kids' activity booths, music, & more.
Folsom Lion's Club pancake breakfast fundraiser starts at 8 a.m.
Eggstravaganza celebration for kids ages 6 & under at 8-9:30 a.m.
Eggstravaganza celebration for kids ages 7-10 years: at 9:30-11 a.m.
*Bring your own basket for the eggs.
Although the traditional egg hunt will not be held, there's still an opportunity to collect eggs with candy and prize slips!
Be sure to visit the Folsom Athletic Association booth for their annual basket raffle!
Recently, the Folsom Athletic Association (FAA) received a complaint about an encounter at City Park’s Kuntz Field between a member of a youth sports team and a homeless individual.
Will Kempton, FAA Board Member, arranged a virtual meeting with staff from the City of Folsom, including the City Manager, the Chief of Police, the Director of Parks and Recreation, the City’s Homeless Coordinator and Police Sergeant Aaron Zelaya, the Folsom PD lead on issues related to homelessness. Click to read the recap from the meeting.
FAA will continue to work with the City to implement other possible measures to better ensure the safety and wellness of youth sports participants in the future. More information to come.