Click the link above to sign up your child for a free Youth Center Membership.
All children must be registered ahead of time before entering The REC.
Memberships are good for 1 year. (October - May)
Michelle Bernas - Youth Program Supervisor
Phone: 716.695.8520 Ext. 5510
Attempt to make as many 3-point shots as possible from five positions behind the 3-point arc. Each station contains four basketballs, with each ball made worth 1 point. The final ball in each rack (bonus ball) is worth 2 points. Contestants have one minute to complete all 5 stations. Winner of the event receives a $25 gift card.
Youth grades 3-12 are invited to participate in the skills & shot competition. Entry into the event includes participation in three separate contests (See contest descriptions below)
- 1:00-2:00pm 3&4 grade (using modified baskets)
- 2:00-3:00pm 5&6 grade
- 3:00-4:00pm 7&8 grade
- 4:00-5:00pm 9-12 grade
Kevin Proch was born on June 30, 1962. Kevin and his family grew up in North Tonawanda. He graduated from North Tonawanda High School in 1981. Except for a few years in Florida as an adult, he lived his whole life in North Tonawanda.
As a youngster Kevin spent many summer hours at Payne Park and Memorial Pool. This was the beginning of his long association with the Recreation Department. It was during High School that Kevin became certified as a lifeguard. He first began working for the NT Recreational Department at Wurlitzer Pool and Memorial Pool. It would be years later that Kevin returned to work for the North Tonawanda Recreational Department to run Memorial Pool as well as to supervise kids and staff at the North Tonawanda Youth Center.
His primary job was working for the North Tonawanda City School District as a custodian. His job responsibilities extended beyond the domestic engineering check lists. Kevin was present for many of the NT athletic contests. He was the self-imposed cheerleader for all teams, encouraging kids to perform to the best of their abilities. He was a father figure for many students and young athletes alike.
To honor Kevin and his contributions to NTHS athletics and the North Tonawanda Recreation Department, his family and friends are establishing the Kevin Proch Scholarship Fund. 1 senior who was a high school athlete AND a past participant of a Recreation Department program, will receive a yet to be determined amount of funds to be used towards post high school expenses.
We are seeking donations of gift certificates and scratch off lottery tickets to be used for raffle prizes. Monetary donations will also be collected to be used toward tournament operational costs.
Funds raised through this event will be presented to 2 student applicants from the North Tonawanda High School 2023 senior class.
KEVIN PROCH MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP: