Szemarr McGaskey, 8, Neptune, medaled in the AAU Junior Olympics this summer. Szemarr qualified for the 100, 200 and 400 meter races for the ”Track and Field” Events at the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) Junior Olympics Nationals that were held at Norfolk State University, Norfolk, VA from August 1-8 2015. During the events, he raced and made it to semi-finals in the 100 meter races and made it to the finals in the 200. For the 200 meter finals, Szemarr came in at 4th place, making him the 4th fastest runner in the nation for his age group. This is Szemarr’s first year in trying out and qualifying for the Nationals as well as the Regions that were held in New Britain, Connecticut that qualified him to go to the Nationals. Congratulations to Szemarr and the Neptune Jersey Shore Track Club.
Kids Hand the Cops a Loss in Neptune Township Softball Fundraiser
The Neptune Township Municipal Alliance to Prevent Alcoholism and Drug Abuse would like to extend a huge thank you to all who helped make the tenth annual Cops vs. Kids softball game on June 10, 2015 such a success! The weather was beautiful, the game was fun, and the laughs were plenty!
It was a great event—from pre-event sponsorship to the last at bat. In their first victory since 2007, the Kids crushed the Cops, 16-8! The coveted “Prevention Cup” Trophy will remain housed at Neptune High School until next year’s game when the Cops will have to try to reclaim it!
The Kids’ team (coached by Stephanie Sprayberry & Kevin Frederick & Tim Kortenhaus) included: Lois Walton, Hunter Daly, Amelia Dominguez, Brittany Montgomery, Jamie Ferguson, Katy Magovern, Luis Velez, Mike Hand, James Hand, Sean Maxcy, Thomas Hallgring, Tyler Schembri, and Alon Height.
The Cops’ team (we’re not sure who was coaching them) included: Tom Blewitt, Chris Shembri, Kyle Schembri, Brice Byham, Chris Niskoch, Fred Faulhaber, Bryan Maher, Chris McKinley, Larry Fisher and last minute recruits Lou Rochelle, and Tim Kortenhaus.
Special thanks go out to: the Neptune Township Committee and the Neptune Board of Education, the players, the coaches, Robert Walzer, Jr. who umpired the game, Coach Sprayberry, event volunteers including Catherine Crelin, Rick Matson, Christina Blue, Sean McMillan, and Sherry Sotnikoff, Bruno’s who fed the players after the game, all those who came out to support the game, and Neptune Police Officer Mike Zarro, who coordinated the Cops and secured sponsorships. Thanks also to Township Committeemen Eric Houghtaling for his support at the game.
Event sponsors included: the Governor’s Council on Alcohol & Drug Abuse, Impact Auto Body, Automobile Transportation Services, Bruno’s Italian Deli, McDonalds, Robert Walzer, Jr. from the Central Sports Association, Neptune Township Police PBA #74, Neptune Twp FOP #19, Nagel’s, Theo’s Demolition & Construction Clean-Up, Allied Fire & Safety, Popeyes, MJ’s Pizza Bar & Grill, Midtown Urban Renaissance Corporation (MURC), the Neptune Municipal Alliance to Prevent Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, the Neptune Board of Ed, and the Neptune Recreation Department.
Thanks to everyone who supported the game, and in turn, helps us spread our prevention message to the community. Be sure to catch our next Cops vs. Kids fundraiser!
Sincerely, Dawn Thompson, Coordinator 732-869-1202
Neptune Municipal Alliance to Prevent Alcoholism and Drug Abuse
Recreation offers these programs through US Sports Institute:
Total Sports Squirts: http://www.youtube.com/watch?
T-Ball Squirts: https://www.youtube.com/
Total Play Multi Sports: http://www.youtube.com/watch?
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TOUCH A TRUCK - WEDNESDAY, JULY 16, 2014
Neptune Recreation Director, Dawn Thompson, was recently presented with the Association Service Award by the New Jersey Recreation and Park Association, citing her years of dedicated volunteer efforts.
NJRPA is the leading not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting parks and recreation; enhancing the professional development of its members; advocating sound policy and stewardship related to parks, recreation, resource management, and leisure services; and increasing awareness of the value of play and preservation of the environment to interested citizens and the public.
Dawn has been actively involved in NJRPA since 1986; she is pictured here with members of the NJRPA Awards Committee.
Neptune Township Parks and Recreation Sites