April 11, 2014 at 4:21 PM
GREEN BROOK, NJ – The Somerset County Freeholders granted 40 local charities access to their private box at TD Bank Ballpark in Bridgewater, including the Green Brook Fire and Emergency Medical Service and Friends of the Carpenter in North Plainfield.
The charities are allowed to use the stadium box for fundraising, to bring clients and supporters, and showcase their services to the crowds.
“Since the time the ballpark was constructed by the county, one 30-seat community box has been available for the benefit of nonprofits and community organizations,” said Freeholder Director Patrick Scaglione. “This tradition allows us to showcase the amazing work being done by these organizations to improve the lives of Somerset County residents.”
The Green Brook Fire and Emergency Medical Service is a non-profit that provides free fire protection and ambulance services for the residents of Green Brook.
Friends of the Carpenter helps low-income North Plainfield residents fix their homes, and also purchases dilapidated homes and repairs them for low-income homeowners. Their work not only helps the families in these homes, but also helps North Plainfield offset its affordable housing requirements.
Each year the Freeholders provide access to their box for 40 games. Any charity can apply that is headquartered in, whose clients are at least 50 percent from, or have a facility in Somerset County. They are then placed in a raffle and are selected at random.