We are excited to announce this year’s focus is on the Hawks’ girls’ basketball program. We salute and pay tribute to our female student-athletes exceptional strength and academic success. Whether they pursue basketball or another professional career, the Riverside Hawks’ holistic approach and programming prepares participants to face and overcome all challenges. We hope you will lend your support. The Annual Gala is our largest fundraising event of the year, and proceeds from the event assist us in enhancing the Hawks’ programs.
We currently have 109 female players in the program: 46 in high school, 43 in middle school, and 20 in elementary school. 100% of our female student-athletes graduated high school in 2023 and are headed to college or post-graduate prep schools. The Class of 2023 has full scholarships to universities, including Rider, FDU, New Haven University, and the University of Bridgeport. The Class of 2024 is being recruited by many schools, including Canisius, St. John’s, FDU, New Hampshire, Adelphi University, Plattsburgh, Albany, St. Peters, Saint Joseph, Loyola, Fordham, Northeastern, Monmouth, Fairfield, Hofstra, Delaware, Merrimack, Columbia, and Dartmouth to name a few.