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. 


Virtual meetings are held at 6:00PM on the second Tuesday of each month from September through June.


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.

Since COVID, FOCA’s main fundraising event is the FOCA 5km CityRun/Walk @ Fresh Pond, which takes place on the 1st Sunday of April. 

Individual athletic teams also fundraise for team building activities, additional team ‘kit’ and other activities.

Mailing Address

Friends of Cambridge Athletics
P.O. Box 400300
Cambridge, MA 02140