Follow Artavius "Tay"’s Progress
The College of Saint Rose congratulates Artavius Fisher of Kingston, New York, who earned a Master of Science in Education as a member of the Class of 2017. Saint Rose is proud of you, Artavius!Spring 2017Verified by The College of Saint RoseExpand ▾
Awards & Recognition
The College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY, announced that Artavius Fisher of Kingston, NY, is one of 113 students honored for academic excellence. Fisher received the Dr. Huey C. Bogan Award f...Spring 2012Verified by The College of Saint RoseExpand ▾
Artavius "Tay" Fisher was recognized for earning an academic award*Recipient of the Leo Dufort Athlete of the Month Award, February 2005
*Recipient of the Rev. Benjamin Kuhn Student Athlete Award, 2008Winter 2005-2006 - Spring 2008Added by Artavius "Tay"
Artavius "Tay" Fisher was recognized for an accomplishment*Recipient of the Jim Sullivan Most Improved Player Award, 2006
*Recipient of the Dan Cuhna Defensive Player of the Year Award, 2007Winter 2005-2006 - Spring 2008Added by Artavius "Tay"
Artavius "Tay" Fisher was recognized for an accomplishment*Sportsman of the year (Daily Freeman), 2003
*Sports Illustrated Faces in the Crowd, 2004
*Boys & Girls Club Youth Of The Year Award, 2004
*Sportsman of the year (Daily Freeman), 2009
*Annual Tay Fisher Sportsmanship Award given to a boy and girl during graduation day at George Washington Elementary School, 2010
*January Edition Hudson Valley Healthy Lifestyles Magazine, 2014
*Kingston Success Story, 2014
*Inducted in the Kingston High School Athletics Hall of Fame, 2017
*50 state milestone (Harlem Globetrotters), 2017
*Benjamin Wigfall Legacy Award - For Outstanding Leadership and Distinguished Contribution to the Community (Black History Month), 2018
*George Washington Elementary School playground and basketball courts dedicated to Tay Fisher, 2018Winter 2003-2004Added by Artavius "Tay"Expand ▾
Activities & Affiliations
Tay Fisher's Fundamental Basketball CampPresident*Founder & President: Tay Fisher's Fundamental Basketball Camp
*Locations: Kingston, NY; Troy, NY; Saratoga Springs, NY
*Work with campers (ages 6-17) on basic fundamental skills of basketball
*Teach campers about the importance of academics and how it relates to sports
*Supervise staff and coordinate volunteer efforts
*Classroom sessions for kids ages 6-8 during basketball camp (Math and ELA)
*Expanded camp and volunteering abroad in Italy (Tuscany and Puglia)Summer 2005Added by Artavius "Tay"Expand ▾
Fisher's Fight 4 the Cure Breast Cancer EventFounderThis event is currently held in Kingston NY at Kingston Senior High School. Selected female campers from my summer basketball camp will play and help raise money for breast cancer awareness. As a community, we come together and celebrate the ones who survived and remember the ones we have lost who fought hard to beat breast cancer. Amazing raffles and exclusive Tay Fisher Breast Cancer T-shirts will be sold at the event. 100% of the proceeds will go to a local breast cancer (Miles of Hope).
Here is the list of benefits your contribution will go towards:
$25 buys a gas card
$75 pays for one mammogram
$100 pays for a week's worth of co-pays for radiation treatment
$150 pays for lymphedema sleeve
$200 pays for a week's worth of groceries
$350 pays for a month of fuel for a home (gas or heat)
$500 pays for 10 sets of transportation to/from cancer treatments
$1,000 pays for the college scholarship for one high school senior whose life has been affected by breast cancer.
My goal is to contribute to ALL of these areas soley from his breast cancer event.More than 400 people attend this event each year with over 20 volunteers and 10 survivors. We all come together for one reason: HELP OTHERS IN NEED.Fall 2013Added by Artavius "Tay"Expand ▾
YMCA youth director/teen coordinator
YMCA youth director/teen coordinatorOctober 2008 - August 2009
*Organized sports leagues and tournaments for after school programming and assisted students with academic needs.
*Provided guidance for positive peer interactions and improve individuals self worth.
Harlem Globetrotters International Inc.
PlayerAugust 2009 - Present
World Famous Harlem Globetrotter
*Traveled the U.S. and internationally playing basketball as Firefly Fisher .
*Participated in the Cooperation, Healthy mind & body, Effort, Enthusiasm, and Responsibility (C.H.E.E.R.) program designed with the U.S. Dept. of Education to build positive character traits in children ages 6-12.
*Educated youths on anti-bullying prevention (ABCs of Bullying)
*Traveled to all 50 states and over 65 countries providing entertainment for people of all ages
*Entertained U.S. troops in Hawaii, Afghanistan, Iraq, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Djibouti and all around Europe (2016 ESPN special entertaining our troops)
*Appeared on various media (TV and radio) platforms. Shows such as Sweetie Pies (Oprah Network), ESPN and CNNExpand ▾
Projects, Publications & Classwork
Student Teacher (Grade 5) (Other)Student teacher for grade 5 in Kingston NY at Bailey Middle School. I am reading a highly descriptive book called "The Monster Who Ate My Peas" by Danny Schnotzlein. Students will use their imagination and visualize what they are hearing from the book. I will not show them any illustrations from the reading because they must create their own image by using the authors words. Not all readings have illustration associated with the words so it is important for them to use their own imagination as they progress into chapter books. After completing the book, students will go back to their seats. They will receive construction paper and crayons using their visualization skills to draw and write about their favorite part of the story. The physical act of creating a picture can help students grasp the concept of visualization. I will emphasize to students that everyone’s visualization will differ, which is the best part of visualizing. At the end, I will show students on the projector what the monster looked like to see if their monsters looked anything like the monster in the book.Expand ▾