The Beverly Hills Athletic Alumni Association (BHAAA) was created in 2006 to address a lack of funding for the Athletic Department at Beverly Hills High School.
BHAAA started with a Board of Directors of 75 athletic alumni whose graduation classes range from 1948 to 2008 whose specific goal was to support athletics at the high school. BHAAA quickly attracted two major donations by the Konheim Family and Sam Nazarian. The athletic building at Beverly Hills High School is now known as "The Konheim Athletic Building," and the swim gym floor has been named "Sam Nazarian Court." A portion of the Konheim and Nazarian donations have been placed in an endowment that will afford our student athletes opportunities for years to come.
BHAAA created the Athletic Alumni Hall of Fame to recognize the high school’s extraordinary athletes of the past. The names of the Hall of Fame members are enshrined on the Don Reynolds (’51) Wall of Fame adjacent to Nickoll Field.
2007 – David Goldman (‘65’), Lyn Konheim (’66), Jason Newman (’69), Gary Newman (’72), Eric Tannenbaum (’81) and Lisa Harris (’89).
2008 – Louise Brough Clapp (’40), Stephen Craig (’75), Jeff James (’83), Ralph Punaro (’67) and Irv Zakheim (’67). The McCarthy Lifetime Achievement Award was introduced and was presented to Ben Bushman.
2009 – Tony Behrstock (’85), Robert Countryman (’83), Stacy Margolin Potter (’77), Brad Turell (’75) and Chris Williams (’85). Carter Paysinger received the McCarthy Lifetime Achievement Award.
2010 – Ian Elliot (’40), Don Long (’55), Maurice (Moe) Hill (’72), Missy Birns Halperin (’82) and Bob Kay (’82). Chuck Kloes was awarded the McCarthy Lifetime Achievement Award and Richard Keelor was the recipient of a new award: Polaris Award, For Outstanding Education and Leadership in Service to Student Athletes.
2011 – Wally Wolf (’47), Louise Smith (’78), Lou Rudich (’82), Gregg Silver (’86), Ken Harvey (“96). Tanis Harris was awarded the McCarthy Lifetime Achievement Award.
2012 – Sandy Marks (’65), Steve Kessler (’71), David Weber (’78), Keri Frankenstein (’80), Patrick Cunningham (’86).
2013 – Irving Kahn ('40), Mike Franks ('54) and Derek Graham ('80).
BHAAA continues to make significant contributions to benefit the high school athletic department, and our involvement is critical during this challenging economic time. We continue to support the department by purchasing uniforms for all of our sports, as needed, and a wide array of equipment, including baseball dugouts, bleachers and outfield fencing so that the varsity baseball team can return to the High School, a high jump pit, crossbars, and standards, new lane lines for the swim gym, mats for the cheerleaders, cable harnesses and touch pads for swimming and water polo, tennis nets, and a lacrosse scoreboard.
During the summer of 2012, brand new lockers were installed in the boys and girls team locker rooms courtesy of a donation from BHAAA.
Equally important are the three annual scholarship awards we have established to reward graduating student athletes while honoring extraordinary individuals who have left their mark on Norman athletics. The Don Reynolds Spirit of Life Award is given to a student with good values and character who has done well academically and athletically while being a good teammate. BHAAA’s Founder’s Award is given to the top Varsity Club Award recipient who best represents the athletic program on and off the field, and the Lessie Paysinger Award was created to recognize a student who embodies the spirit of Beverly Hills High School.
BHAAA is working with staff and the District to assist in the upgrading of the lockers in the team locker rooms, as well as participating with BHEF in launching an Intramural sports program for the middle school.
Ever-shrinking budgets result in additional needs. We look to the support of our alumni, parents and community members to ensure that our student athletes are equipped to meet their challenges. Our alumni are key to this venture both financially and as a network to help us reach additional athletic alums.
This website has been designed to facilitate our continued fundraising efforts and to provide you with information about our progress and upcoming events. Your much needed contribution will be a great asset to current and future students.
BHAAA Board of Directors