1990 - 2018


'12 Community Softball Game

Jack Moore Memorial Page

'14 Community Softball Game

Scholarship Guidelines & Application

'15 Community Softball Game









Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year


Once again it's that time of year to be with our friends and family, exchange gifts and share in the blessings bestowed upon us by our creator. The Alumni staff wish all it's members and sponsors a safe and happy holiday season.




***Remembering Jack Moore***

 This December 9, 2018, we will remember the ninth anniversary of the passing of our friend, coach, and one time president of the Fishtown Athletic Club, as well as chairman of the Fishtown Athletic Club Alumni Association, Mr. Jack Moore. As we all know Jack meant so many things to so many people. Please click the Jack Moore Memorial page in the link above.  






Get Well Wishes


The Alumni staff and it's members, would like to send the very best for a speedy recovery to Alumni Recording Secretary Mr. Bill Gassman Jr. on his recent setback. Bill's family and friends are also thinking of him, and we are all praying for a quick return to health.  







**2018 Alumni / Debbie Szumowski Scholarship Winners**




On Saturday August 18th., the Alumni Association hosted it's annual Scholarship Presentations and Community Blue/Gray softball game. That day the scholarships were awarded to Molly Curran, Robert Gentner, Joseph McKillip, Joshua Phillips, Sophia Rosati, and Timothy Wentzel. With the presentation of these awards since 1996, the Alumni Association has granted more than $141,000 in scholarships to the deserving youth of the community. Thanks to all that make the scholarship activity possible.


The annual Blue/Gray softball game followed the presentation ceremony. This year we were pleased to be sponsored by two great local companies. The Yuster Allstate Insurance Agency, and Mr. Mike O'Brien of My Philly Realty. The Alumni, as always, appreciate the kind generosity of the fine folks at Fishtown Market. Over the years the game has been a tightly contested affair, however this year was out of the norm, with the Gray team prevailing 20-1. In the end it is not the score that matters as much as what the entire day is about; that is awarding deserving youth and bringing old friends back together. Regardless of the score, all of the participants enjoyed the picnic following the game.



*Please keep in mind that all past Fishtown Athletic Club players and Alumni Scholarship winners 18 years of age and older are eligible to become a member in the Alumni Association. Please email or snail mail to Mr. Bill Gassman 2314 Memphis St. Phila. Pa. 19125 for information on becoming a member. You may also visit the web page at The Alumni Association look forward to your participation.




* Continue scrolling down to enter our throwback photo contest! *





New Co - Sponsor For 2018 Blue/Gray Game



The Alumni are especially grateful To Mr. Mike O'Brien of My Philly Realty for his generous donation, as well as being a co sponsor of this years game. A big thank you also to Mr. John Nolano of My Philly Realty who filled in for Mike at a recent Alumni meeting. John presented a check from My Philly Realty to Alumni president Mr. Dennis Reid. Mike and John both look forward to being a big part of the Fishtown community and the Alumni are pleased to have them.





Thanks again to our great sponsors, Fishtown Market 2328 E. Norris St., along with the terrific folks at the Yuster Allstate Insurance Agency 209 N. 3rd. St., for their support in making this event a special Fishtown tradition!! 









We are saddened to learn of the passing of John "Reb" Bland. John was a mainstay on the Fishtown softball circuit as well as a friend of the Alumni. John had a big heart and was liked by all that he came in contact with. He will be missed not only for his huge personality, but also for his immense generosity.







Fishtown A.C. Throwback Contest


This is the 1980 Fishtown Athletic Club softball team coached by Jack Moore and sponsored by Ted's 700 Bar that participated in the 1980 A.S.A. tournament, and also represented Fishtown in the South Philadelphia Palumbo League located at 10th. and Fitzwater Sts.. Fantastic.



The first person, (excluding those pictured) that can correctly name all of the players in the photo will receive an Alumni visor and shirt. Please submit your guess to The winners name will be posted on this page. Good luck. The contest will close when there is a winner, or at the end of 2018. Thank you.

* Tom Breslin was a batboy for the team. Second row far left.

* Ted Bednarz (white shirt) owner Ted's 700 Bar






Memory lane and Fishtown Pride



As a 12 year old in 1968, we were so proud to wear our Fishtown A. C. uniforms. No sooner did school let out and that uniform went right on, 3 hrs. before the game! What a great feeling that was. Thanks to all the past and present coaches that make the A.C. and the Alumni great. This is one of the original patches from the mid 1960's that the board members, and coaches wore on their blazer jackets during the different events, outings, and awards ceremonies held by the Fishtown Athletic Club. Such a special time in Fishtown history.






2018 Membership Drive


Thank you to all our members and sponsors for making the 2018 membership drive a wonderful success. With your continued support the Alumni can continue to award scholarships to deserving students for years to come. We are always open to adding new members, so please join today and become part of this special Fishtown tradition. Thank You.







Congratulations to Alumni member and also recording secretary Mr. Bill Gassman Jr. on his recent retirement April 1,2018. Bill had 21 years service for ADT as well as the last 15 years at Broadview Networks. Once again good luck and health in your new lifestyle.









Best wishes to past Alumni Scholarship winner Paul Gassman Jr. on his enlistment in the Air Force. Paul will be stationed at San Antonio,Texas. Good Luck Paul!













2017 Fishtown Athletic Club Alumni Scholarship Awards and Annual Blue Grey/Community Softball Game





Thank you to all those that participated in this years game. Thank you to the players, scholarship winners, our wonderful sponsors, and staff members of the alumni for making this event so special and so rewarding for our Fishtown community. Congratulations to the grey team on their 9-3 victory and to the deserving scholarship winners. See you in 2018.











Fishtown Athletic Club Alumni Scholarship Day & Community Softball Game 2017



On Saturday August 12th, the Alumni Association presented deserving students with scholarships and hosted the annual community softball game. Each scholarship winner was awarded $1,250.00 to help offset the cost of their educations. This years scholarship awards brought the total number of scholarships the Alumni Association has awarded since 1995 to 116, amounting to $134,000 over the years. As always the scholarships were awarded in memory of the late Debbie Szumowski.

The Blue Grey Community softball game was then played under much more favorable weather conditions than were experienced in 2016 when the temperature soared to the upper 90's. The Gray team was captained by Greg Fox and the Blue squad was led by Marc Alecia. Over the first three innings the game was close with the Gray team holding a slim 1-0 lead. In the fourth inning the Gray team scored three runs and followed up with a five run fifth inning. Going into the seventh inning the Gray team held a sizable 9-0 lead. In the top of the seventh the Blue team showed signs of life but their rally was cut short with the Gray team prevailing 9-3. All of the players enjoyed themselves and were treated to a picnic lunch following the game. This years game sponsor was the Yuster Allstate Insurance Agency. The Alumni Association would like to extend a sincere thank you to the Yuster Agency for their financial support.






***Alumni Scholarship Award Winners 2017***





The Alumni are pleased to announce the names of this years scholarship winners.

Olivia McKnight, Joshua Phillips, Matthew O'Brien, Jaclyn Ellis, Timothy Wentzell, Kayla Seedes, Brianna Seedes.

Congratulations and thank you to all involved in what has become an annual and wonderful event for the Fishtown community. Good job students!





Alumni offers new "Fishtown" merchandise!


The new merchandise includes Tee Shirts $20.00, Sweat Shirts $25.00, Hoodies $30.00, as well as Head Visors $15.00. All the items proudly have "Fishtown "displayed on them and the Alumni logo on the sleeve. Merchandise can be purchased evenings at 2314 Memphis Street, and beginning April 1, 2017 during the day at the Allstate Insurance Agency Offices at 209 N. 3rd. Street at (Race Street).











"Alumni Scholarship Awards And Game Day 2016"


















*****Alumni Check Presentation*****



On Saturday April 23, 2016  the alumni were pleased to present a check to Pastor Shaun Hyska of the First Presbyterian Church located on Girard Avenue. Once a month the church provides a wonderful community service by serving dinner to all in the community. The check will help bolster the churches food pantry and provide more satisfying meals to the Fishtown community. 








**Palmer Park Tree Planting**