Monday, September 17, 2012
The Fair Lawn ADA Committee served as go between for All-Sports and the Saddle Brook Soccer Association to get a soccer league for special needs children off the ground.
Fair Lawn All-Sports and the Saddle Brook Soccer Association kicked off their new joint soccer program for children with special needs on Saturday afternoon at the Dobrow Sports Complex. The eight-week program is intended to introduce special needs children to the sport of soccer and provide them an opportunity to engage in physical activity in a safe, organized and non-competitive environment. Program discussions started in Saddle Brook earlier this year when resident Monica Maniscalco, whose child has special needs, approached one of the township's recreation directors. "She came to me on the soccer field in our town and she said, 'What do we have to do to start a special needs soccer program?'" recreation co-director Renee DeMaria said…
Monday, May 7, 2012
ADA Committee served as go between for All-Sports and the Saddle Brook Soccer Association to get league off the ground.
Fair Lawn All-Sports will collaborate with the Saddle Brook Soccer Association this fall to offer a new soccer program for children with special needs. The program, which will be open to all Fair Lawn and Saddle Brook children with special needs, ages 5 to 16, is intended to promote an active lifestyle and provide an opportunity for special needs kids to engage in athletics in a safe, organized and non-competitive environment. Program discussions started when Saddle Brook's recreation director Lou Verile contacted Fair Lawn ADA Committee co-chair Marianne Pettineo about the possibility of starting a joint soccer league that would draw children from both communities. Pettineo, who knew Verile from his involvement with Saddle Brook's …
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Council is requesting that all local non-profits provide financial statements as a prerequisite of consideration for borough funding.
Non-profits that receive borough funding will be subject to greater financial scrutiny next year. At the request of Deputy Mayor Ed Trawinski, council has agreed that beginning next year the disbursement of borough money to non-profits should be contingent on the submission of an IRS 990 and a basic financial statement. “Do we get a justification for what these funds are used for?” Trawinski asked at the March budget meeting while going over the approximately $63,000 allotted for local non-profits. “Do we get financial statements, or if these are non-profits, their 990s?" The simple answer is no. Although the borough does see their purchase orders, borough-supported non-profits need not provide IRS 990s or financial statements -- although …
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Baseball and softball registration extends through Feb. 4
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
(The following information was provided by Fair Lawn All-Sports) Registration for all children who want to participate in Fair Lawn All-Sports’ spring baseball and softball programs in 2012 will be held in the Thomas Jefferson Middle School cafeteria on the following three dates: REGISTRATION FEES The registration fee is $85.00 for: Junior and Senior Farm, Major League, and Chuck O’Connor Baseball and the Intermediate, Junior, and Senior Softball Leagues. The registration fee is $75.00 for: T-ball, Instructional, and Softball Clinic. For families with more than one child in the baseball and/or softball programs: the fee for their oldest participating child is described above; the fee for all of their other children is $75 per child. …
Saturday, October 8, 2011
Fair Lawn's 9U Travel Baseball Team is headed to Delaware after winning the NJYB Summer Bash
“When you put the ball in play, good things happen.” Never did that old baseball maxim ring more true than in this July’s North Jersey Youth Baseball 9U Summer Bash championship game at Foschini Park in Hackensack. After clawing back from a 6-0 deficit, the Fair Lawn Grey Cutters 9U Travel Team trailed by two runs heading into their final at-bat. Sparked by timely hitting and aggressive base running, the Cutters staged a miraculous comeback, putting up three scores in the bottom of the 6th to upend 9U state champion Wyckoff, 9-8, for a walk-off victory. “We were down to our last strike in the bottom of the 6th,” said Rick Puerto, who coaches the team with Jorge Reyes. “To come back and win it, this team’s strength has definitely got to be …