Hillsborough nonprofit organizations selected to enjoy spring season baseball in style


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A number of Hillsborough nonprofit organizations have been selected to receive game tickets – with perks – to the Somerset Patriots.

The organizations include Hillsborough Baseball League Inc., Hillsborough Democratic Alliance, Hillsborough Township C.A.N. Food Pantry and Raritan Valley Symphonic Band.

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Somerset County Commissioner Director Shanel Y. Robinson selected 40 nonprofit organizations to receive tickets to the Patriots for use of the Commissioners’ private suite at TD Bank Ballpark in Bridgewater. Winners of the annual County Board of Commissioners Community Suite Drawing will have the opportunity to enjoy a home game to see the Somerset Patriots at one of the nation’s “Best Independent Ballparks,” according to Ballpark Digest.

Opening day at the ballpark is Thursday, April 6. Fireworks are scheduled for 6:30 p.m.

“Our dedicated nonprofits provide valuable services and programs that make a positive impact in our communities. We are so grateful to the employees and volunteers who tirelessly continue to serve our residents,” Robinson said. “This tradition is a way for us to show our gratitude to those organizations.”

The Commissioners’ suite comes with 30 tickets to the game, comfortable couches in a climate-controlled indoor suite, plus seats along the third-base line to watch the game. Nonprofits who have been selected to use the suite can use it to reward top volunteers and donors, host a fundraiser, or bring clients out for a fun evening to watch the AA Yankee Affiliate Patriots compete against some of the best teams in minor league baseball.

Winners are nonprofit organizations with a client base consisting of at least 50% Somerset County residents, community organizations located in Somerset County, or organizations that have a facility based in Somerset County and are serving Somerset County residents. All winners have been providing significant community service for Somerset County or providing volunteerism to the county’s residents.

The other nonprofit organizations named as winners include:

Basking Ridge: Bonafides of Somerset Hills.

Bedminster: New Jersey Golf Foundation Inc. and Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity.

Belle Mead: Traffic Officers Association of Central/West Jersey.

Bound Brook: Somerset Moose Lodge 988.

Branchburg: Vincent R. Gagliardi Foundation Inc.

Bridgewater: Bradley Gardens Volunteer Fire Company; Bridgewater Woman’s Club; Green Knoll Rescue Squad; Jewish Federation of Somerset, Hunterdon, and Warren Counties; Just Kidding Goat Club-Somerset County 4H; Sisterhood of Temple Sholom; and Somerset County Search and Rescue.

Manville: Boy Scout Pack & Troop 193 and Camplain Road Volunteer Fire Co. No. 2.

Montgomery: Montgomery EMS.

North Plainfield: North Plainfield Youth Sports Organization.

Plainfield: Hopes Cap Inc.

Somerset: Elizabeth Avenue Volunteer Fire Co. Station 26 and Sterling Point Men’s Club.

Somerville: Central New Jersey Multiple Myeloma Support Group, Cub Scout Pack 80, MAEVE Somerville, New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome and Related Disorders, Somerville Civic League, Somerville Parent Teacher Organization (Pre-K to 8), and St. John’s Episcopal Church.

South Bound Brook: Senior Citizens Community Club Inc., South Bound Brook Fire Co. Exempt Association, South Bound Brook Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary, South Bound Brook Fire Company No. 1 and South Branch Reformed Church.

Watchung: Friends of the Watchung Library, Watchung Arts Center, Watchung Rescue Squad and Watchung Seniors.

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