NHYBS will once again “Paint it Pink” on October 20, 2018 to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month
For the second year in a row, NHYBS will host a fundraiser for Norwecap’s CEED (Cancer Education and Early Detection) program, which provides free breast, cervical, colorectal, and prostate cancer screening, as well as... community outreach and education, for individuals residing in surrounding communities.
“Not only do Fundraising campaigns surrounding breast cancer help raise awareness and fund progress, they can directly help people who are personally affected and lack funding for screenings,” said Gladys Kowalski, Director of the CEED Program.
The event will feature two North Hunterdon Youth Baseball games played at the Jericho baseball complex. The teams will feature players wearing commemorative pink uniforms. The league’s concession stand will be open for guests to purchase food and beverages with all proceeds from the day being donated to Norwescap. The league will also be selling a variety of fundraising items including pink bracelets and T-Shirts and will be accepting monetary donations. The funds raised by the league will be allocated directly to the screening/mammogram portion of the CEED program.
Local breast cancer survivors and elected officials will be on hand to throw out the first pitch and CEED representatives will be available to answer questions and provide information on the program.
The event is the brainchild of NHYBS Board Member Mike Lunger, who is once again spearheading the league’s effort.
“This is an important cause that we’re honored to be part of,” Lunger said. “NHYBS is one of the premier sports leagues in the area and serves more than 400 families in Northern Hunterdon County. This is a great opportunity for us to teach our young players the importance of giving back.”
Please come out to our Jericho Fields in High Bridge on October 20th between 3:30 P.M. and 8:00 P.m. to help us “Paint it Pink.”
NORTH HUNTERDON YOUTH BASEBALL GROVER WILSON SCHOLARSHIP AWARDED
The Grover Wilson Scholarship recognizes a senior boy who participated in the North Hunterdon Youth Baseball program, is planning to continue his education and has demonstrated the qualities and characteristics that represent the very best of sportsmanship, teamwork, scholastic achievement, volunteerism, and integrity. NHYB is proud to announce this year's winners of the Grover Wilson scholarship - Gehrig Anderson and Grant Sible. Both Gehrig and Grant participated in NHYB youth baseball, Senior League Ball, and played for four years in North Hunterdon High School baseball program. Gehrig will be continuing his education this Fall at Wake Forest University and Grant will be attending The College of New Jersey. Congratulations and Good Luck!
North Hunterdon Youth Baseball & Softball “Painted it Pink” to Raise Awareness for Breast Cancer
The North Hunterdon Youth Baseball & Softball (NHYBS) organization with support from the Northwest New Jersey Community Action Partnership (NORWESCAP) hosted a fundraiser on Saturday October 21st at the Jericho complex in High Bridge NJ to raise awareness for breast cancer detection. NHYBS raised and donated $1,000 directly to the Screening/Mammogram portion of NORWESCAP’s Cancer Education and Early Detection program (CEED).
“CEED is trying to increase the rates of survival by offering free breast cancer screenings to low income and uninsured individuals,” said CEED Director Gladys Kowalski. “Not only do Fundraising campaigns surrounding breast cancer help raise awareness and fund progress, they can directly help people who are personally affected and lack funding for screenings.”
“With more than 800 children involved in our organization, our Board of Directors thinks it is important to partner with organizations like NORWESCAP, to conduct important awareness events for the families we serve in our community,” said George DeTorres, President of North Hunterdon Youth Baseball & Softball. “Unfortunately, Breast Cancer is something many of our families and friends are affected by and we feel NORSWECAP’s CEED program is something we can stand behind as a league.”
Gladys Kowalski from CEED will be on hand to provide information on her program and assist anyone with questions on how to get help. In addition, monetary donations can be made directly to NORWESCAP on their webpage http://norwescap.org/how_to_donate.php