Community Service Day Occurring Throughout Newark and Jersey City
The Ironmen have been a positive mainstay with the community since their inception
Newark, N.J. (Thursday, April 30, 2009) – For the second consecutive year, the New Jersey Ironmen and Prudential Center are forming a team for Jersey Cares Day. Along with other residents throughout the State of New Jersey, the Ironmen players, dancers and staff will unite this Saturday with a mission of giving back to the community they serve.
“We are committed to the development and beautification of the region we represent, and we are happy to join forces with our friends at Prudential Center to give back to our community,” Ironmen General Manager Tony Novo stated. “We look forward to showing our community that we are willing to put in hard work and sweat for them both on and off the field.”
The 11th Annual Jersey Cares Day will kick off this Saturday at Prudential Center, with volunteers congregating at the arena at 8:00 a.m. From there participants will be sent to a variety of locations throughout Newark and Jersey City to perform such activities as painting school classrooms, planting gardens, landscaping and various other projects. The day of service focuses upon the improvement of schools, parks and nonprofit organizations, with community building being a key aspect of the efforts. Many of the workers are also raising pledges to contribute to Jersey Cares, who perform community service work all over the state on a year round basis. Volunteers who have not registered can show up at Prudential Center on Saturday morning to take part, and more information regarding Jersey Cares can be found on the web at www.jerseycares.org.
On tap for this summer, the 2009 Ironmen soccer camp program will kick off in late June and run through the end of August, and the Ironmen have a special website created for their camp programs, located 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 ball, t-shirt and two tickets to our 2009 home opener this fall, and as a special incentive, all campers that register prior to May 15th will receive an immediate $10 discount off the $149 camp rate. Camps are open to all types of skill levels and players age 4-16. 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.