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Amherst Hurricanes Athletic Boosters Scholarship Program Application

The Amherst Hurricanes Athletic Boosters will be providing up to two $500 athletic scholarships to graduating student athletes. These scholarships are one-time awards designated to assist student athletes pursuing further education. The scholarships are intended to recognize outstanding graduating athletes of ARHS. Applicants will be evaluated on the basis of their athletic success, dedication,sportsmanship, and leadership, as well as academic effort and character.  To apply, complete this application including the essay and submit to by April 5th.


Thank you for supporting the Hurricanes Booster Club

Dear Amherst Hurricanes Supporters!

We certainly find ourselves in unprecedented times. Who would have thought as we watched our winter sport teams battle in the playoffs last February that we would not be watching our Canes play again for quite a while!

While we realize that these are difficult times for everyone, we are reaching out to remind you that the Amherst Hurricanes Athletic Boosters are here, supporting our student-athletes even during the Covid-19 pandemic. We support our student athletes, who might not otherwise be able to participate in sports, with needed equipment, Hudl video recording (especially important when Canes Nation cannot attend games), our annual scholarship program, and many other items that support players, coaches, teams, and the entire athletic department.

We hear every day about how important sports are to our kids-- now more than ever! We know the support of the Hurricanes Athletics Boosters matters, but you can hear it directly from our student athletes in the video above.

Because of Covid-19,our 2020 fundraising efforts were severely hampered. We were not able to hold our annual Golf Tournament, which provides the majority of our funding, Homecoming, or any of our other planned fundraising activities. Now, we are asking for your support of our amazing student-athletes who are seeking opportunities for competitive activities in any way they can this year. As you consider your year-end gifts, please consider a gift to the Amherst Hurricanes Athletic Boosters, which is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization.

There are many ways to give. You may choose to support the Hurricanes Boosters by:

  • Gifting in a general way
  • Supporting a particular sport or sports
  • Donating to support the scholarship program
  • Supporting HUDL, the video software program for live-streaming, scouting, and recruiting
  • Combining your donation with the ARHS PGO to build new a new trophy case for the MANY awards our teams have garnered. Imagine the kids finally returning to schools to see their hardware proudly displayed. Something to look forward to!

Please consider donating to Amherst Hurricanes Athletic Boosters at:

Amherst Hurricanes Athletic Boosters, Inc

P.O. Box 758

Amherst, MA 01002

If you would like to donate to a specific team, Hudl or the scholarship program please indicate in the memo/comments.

Thank you for your continued support of our student-athletes!


Amherst Hurricanes Athletics Boosters, Inc.

2020-2021 Board members are:

Elizabeth Haygood, Stephanie Hockman, Jennifer Jacoby, Jordie Kern, Mary G. Klaes, Jo-Ann Konieczny, Stacey MacPhetres, Angela Mills, Chris Pariseau, Suzanne Schilling, and Kristin Worgess. Feel free to reach out to anyone of us with questions!

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Booster News

The Community Recess Van Begins on January 11, 2021!

The Boosters are going to "Meet the Moment" with Amherst Recreation

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Welcome to Your Hurricanes Booster Club

Dear Amherst Hurricane Community,

We hope this letter finds you and your family safe and well during this difficult time. As we are self-quarantining/social distancing, we’re meeting and communicating electronically.

We’re writing to announce the appointed officers for the Amherst Hurricane Athletic Boosters, Inc., (“Boosters”), as of January 1, 2020.

  • Mary G. Klaes, President, is married to Brian Klaes and they are the parents of Jenna (Klaes) Stewart, 2010 (Soccer, Basketball, Tennis), Erin, 2020 (Cross Country, Volleyball, Basketball), Nolan, 2022 (Basketball, Football, Baseball), Shannon, 2024 (Volleyball, Basketball, Lacrosse), and Brady Klaes, 4th grade (Football, Basketball, Baseball) (2020-2021).

  • Angela Mills, Vice President, is married to E.J. Mills and they are the parents/guardians of J.B. Mills, 2020 (Football, Basketball, Baseball), Shane Robles, 2020 (Football, Basketball, Baseball), and Nate Mills, 2022 (Golf, Football, Basketball, Baseball)(2020-2021).

  • Kristin Worgess, Vice President, is married to B.J. Worgess and they are the parents of Landen, 2022 (Football, Track, Lacrosse), Liam, 6th grade (Football, Basketball, Lacrosse), Kaelen “KK”, 3rd grade (Football, Basketball)(2020-2021).

  • Stephanie Hockman, Treasurer, is married to Chris Hockman and they are the parents of Madeline, 2025 (Soccer, Basketball) and Matthew, 2026 (Football, Basketball, Baseball)(2020-2022).

  • Stacey MacPhetres, Secretary, is married to Scott MacPhetres and they are the parents of Delaney, 2022 (Volleyball, Basketball)(2020-2021).

We are excited to continue the work of the former board members and have started to work on fundraising in order to continue to supplement expenses for coaches and athletes that are not covered by the school budget through ARPS.

These are other members of the current Boosters, some of whom are new and others who have been working since the inception of the Boosters: Elizabeth Haygood, Sue Adair, Christopher Pariseau, Rich Ferro, Jordie Kern, Jennifer Jacoby, Jo-Ann Konieczny, Maria Polino, Suzanne Schilling, Peter Michaels, Kerry Crosby, and their children also participate or have participated in the previously enumerated sports, plus Field Hockey, Swimming, Softball, and Hockey.

We have working groups in the following areas: Communication/outreach, Fundraising, and Homecoming. If you want to learn more and/or wish to become involved in the Boosters please contact us.

Can you also please complete the form above so we can keep your family up to date with important announcements?

Thanks so much!

The Boosters