Ironmen Making Nine Appearances in 48 Hours
The Ironmen have remained very visible within the community since their inception
Newark, N.J. (Thursday, June 11, 2009) – While it may be the offseason as far as playing games are concerned, the New Jersey Ironmen remain as active as ever. Proving their strong commitment to the community they represent, the Ironmen will be quite visible this weekend by making nine appearances in less than 48 hours.
“We are an organization that is proud to call New Jersey our home, and we will remain focused on the development and growth of our community,” Ironmen General Manager Tony Novo commented. “Every member of our team and staff is committed to making positive contributions to our community, and that is why we will continue to be so visible throughout the entire region.”
The Ironmen will start the weekend by heading out to Mercer County Community College in support of the New Jersey Wildcats of the USL W-League. The Wildcats will be attempting to set the state record for most people juggling a soccer ball at one time at halftime of their 7:00 p.m. match, and the Ironmen will be there to assist them in the venture. Earlier this year, the California-based Pali Blues Soccer Club took a shot at the world record of 652 jugglers, coming up just short.
Saturday has five community appearances on tap for the Ironmen, beginning at 9:00 a.m. at the JAG Physical Therapy and WCBS-TV sponsored Walk and 5K Run benefiting The Valerie Fund, a not-for-profit organization that provides support for the comprehensive health care of children with cancer and blood disorders. The Valerie Fund was started in 1976 in memory of nine-year-old Valerie Goldstein by her parents, Ed and Sue.
Next up for the Ironmen are a few appearances for some of the soccer clubs that have been supportive of them, with the first ones being from 11:00AM-2:00PM at the Ocean Township United Soccer Association Tournament and from 11:00AM-1:00PM at the Union Soccer Club Soccerfest. Members of the Ironmen can also be seen from 1:30-3:30PM at the Intercounty Youth Soccer League KIP Awards and from 4:00-6:00PM at the Thistle Soccer Club Family Picnic.
The Ironmen will close out the weekend with three appearances on Sunday, starting from 8:30AM-12:00PM at the Just One Soccer Clinic. The final two stops will be from 2:00-4:00PM at the Spotswood Soccer Club Picnic and from 5:00-7:00PM at the North Brunswick Youth Sports Festival.
On tap for this summer, the 2009 Ironmen soccer camp program will kick off in late June and run through the end of August. Space is limited for Ironmen camp registration, and the team has created a special website for their camp programs on the web at www.njironmen.com/camps. The camp website offers information and the summer schedule, as well as the convenience of completing the entire registration process online. All campers this summer will receive an Ironmen soccer ball, t-shirt and two tickets to their 2009 home opener this fall, and camps are open to all types of skill levels and players age 4-16. As a special incentive, all campers that register prior to June 15th will now receive an immediate $5 discount off the $149 registration fee as well as an Ironmen water bottle, while supplies last. Any clubs or townships that are interested in hosting a camp still have the opportunity to do so, and they can call the Ironmen camp hotline at 973-757-6323 to discuss the details further.
Training is also available for travel clubs this summer with commitments of at least 10 campers. The cost for each camper is $129, and each training session will be conducted for two hours a day over a period of five concurrent days. The age of campers can range from 8-16, and each participant will receive an Ironmen camp t-shirt. Teams must provide the field, water and balls for the training sessions, and the Ironmen will always have at least one professional player on location for every day of the camp. Coaches that would like to schedule a travel camp can call 973-757-6323 today for additional information.
The Ironmen have now opened the sale of 2009-10 season tickets, and all seating sections are now available for submittal of a $50 deposit. Fans that would like to reserve their seats for the upcoming season can click the 09-10 season ticket icon on the Ironmen home page (www.njironmen.com), or they can also call Mike Milich, Ironmen Ticket Sales Manager, at 973-757-6322.