The Friends of Cambridge Athletics (FOCA) began in 1998 when a group of parents and community members came together to develop a citywide effort to support the continued development and expansion of after-school sports programs as an integral part of Cambridge’s Health, Physical Education, and Athletics program.
This is an all volunteer group of parents who work closely with and support the Department of Health, Physical Education and Athletics and coaches. FOCA’s first annual meeting as an official non-profit organization ( 501(c)3 ) was held on March 14, 2000.
Meetings are held at 6:00PM on the second Tuesday of each month from September through June in the Athletics Office in the War Memorial Building, 1640 Cambridge Street.
Since the COVID pandemic, meetings have been virtual.
Pre-COVID, FOCA organized and participated in three fundraising events each year: the Fall Serve-a-Thon, the Winter Social and the Spring CityRun. The funds raised go to the FOCA ‘general fund’ to support team grant applications, college scholarships and other activities.
Individual athletic teams also fundraise for team building activities, additional team ‘kit’ and other activities.