Hillsborough Township Mayor Gloria McCauley announced in a statement on Dec. 14 that the township will participate in the 5th Annual Hillsborough Community Night at a New Jersey Devils game against the Philadelphia Flyers on March 1.
“This year the Township and PBA 205 are partnering for an even bigger community event,” added Mayor McCauley.
In accordance with previous years with their participation, the township will be recognized throughout the evening including a group welcome on the scoreboard and a post-game on-ice photo for all guests in attendance, according to township officials.
According to the Hillsborough Police Department, PBA Local 205, will be presenting the Honor Guard at the beginning of the game.
Tim Coyle, a 27-year-old township resident, will be recognized during the Hero of the Game ceremony. He has served the country in the Air Force during the Vietnam Conflict, starting his military career as an Airman and working his way up to the rank of Sergeant.
Coyle has also served the community as a volunteer firefighter with Woods Road Fire Department and is the ex-chief of the company.
He also was granted the honor of Grand Marshal at this year’s Hillsborough Memorial Day Parade.
Furthermore, this joint fundraiser will benefit both the Special Olympics and the Wacker Family.
PBA 205 and the Township participates each year in the Torch Run for Special Olympics, carrying the torch down Route 206 as part of the day-long event kicking off the Special Olympics Ceremony held in Trenton.
Sergeant Fred Wacker passed away at his home unexpectedly on Nov. 19, 2016. He was an 18-year veteran who had served in many capacities in the Hillsborough Police Department.
The event is open to all ages. Tickets and group packages will be on sale for township residents who would like to attend.
To purchase tickets, visit the designated website at https://fevo.me/hillsborough.