About the Organization
Athletic Haven is a volunteer-based non-profit organization created to support youth athletes in New York’s Capital Region. Founded in 2016 by area coach Scott McIntyre, the organization offers low-cost camps, open gyms, coaching and training opportunities.
Through its Awareness Athletics program, it also provides opportunities for youth athletes to participate in area travel teams. In exchange, participants are expected to pay-it-forward and raise funds for local charities.
Our mission is to provide a philanthropic outlet through community events and athletics to help meet the financial and emotional needs of aspiring young student-athletes.
Athletic Haven has also established the tsm Fund and grants scholarships annually to athletes who display outstanding sportsmanship in memory of McIntyre’s son, Tyler, who passed away in 2012.
About the Founder
The vision for Athletic Haven took shape to honor the memory of Scott’s six-year old son, Tyler who lived with joy, enthusiasm, honesty, resiliency and kindness. These same traits serve as the backbone for Athletic Haven’s core values.
However, Scott didn’t want it to be just about his little boy. Frustrated by the growing trend of kids dropping out of sports because they didn’t quite make the cut or because of the rising cost of youth sports, Scott wanted to be able to help all children in need of better coaching, more opportunities or financial assistance.
Scott is engaged and a father to four children. He resides in Albany, NY, with his fiance’, Chana, and their children.
Our volunteer board comes from all walks of life and includes folks who wish to make a difference in the lives of area children and their families. Want to get involved? Contact us!
President: Scott McIntyre
Vice-President: Diane Ethier
Vice-President: Lori Feinman
Secretary: Chana Krausz-Papp
Communications Director: Kristin Marshall
Treasurer: Gina Bette