About the Patriot Club

The Patriot Club supports and promotes all formal athletic teams of Patrick Henry High School in Ashland, Virginia. The Patriot Club:

  • encourages and recognizes high school achievements, sportsmanship and character;
  • contributes to the morale, spirit and enthusiasm of the student body and the community; and
  • provides a vehicle of positive involvement by the community with the school.

Meetings are held on the 1st Monday of every month, beginning at 6:45 pm in the PH Library.  Everyone is welcome to attend.  Meeting reminders and/or changes are communicated through the Patriot Club social media accounts.

History of the Patriot Club

The Patriot Club was initially created as PATS (Patriot Athletic Teams Supporters) in 1997.  A small but mighty group of parents created PATS to raise money for various projects relating to the operation of athletics at Patrick Henry High School.

In 2008, a new infusion of volunteers became involved in PATS.  With the tightening economy and diminished county budgets, these volunteers felt it was imperative to grow the organization to help fund athletics at Patrick Henry High School.  One of the first orders of business was to expand the role of PATS to impact all student athletes at Patrick Henry.

After a year of building support and raising money, the executive board adopted a set of formal bylaws to govern the operation. As the organization grew, more money was raised allowing PATS to fund projects such as new team uniforms, team equipment, field prep equipment, lights for the softball field, school electronic sign, and more.