Published : Sunday, July 16, 2017 | 6:06 PM
After serving as head of the Panther Club for three years, Poly parent Pat Amsbry has passed the torch to fellow parents Kim D’Amico and Denise Mathews, who will serve as co-chairs. Both have been an active part of the Poly community for many years. Kim’s involvement started when she was a Poly student, attending from pre-K through 8th grade. She is now a Poly parent whose oldest child graduated in 2015; her youngest is a rising sophomore.
Denise’s oldest son was also in the Class of 2015, and her youngest is a rising eighth-grader. In addition, they have volunteered in a number of various capacities, including serving on the Middle and Upper School Parent Organizations. The duo has been working side by side since 2014, taking on the task of organizing the Panther Club’s annual event, Friday Night Lights. Together they take on the responsibility of leading the Panther Club starting this fall. Congratulations, Kim and Denise!
The Panther Club works to encourage families and friends to attend games, and to provide a forum for communication between parents, athletes and the school staff. With more than 200 members and more than 80 active volunteers, the Panther Club provides stipends for athletic teams, underwrites all year-end sports banquets, and sponsors fall and winter season tailgates. The Panther Club raises funds through the operations of the Panther Wear Store, as well as by hosting an annual fundraiser, Friday Night Lights, each spring.
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