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Veterans are the Winners at Third Annual Mayor's Cup: Berkeley Heights Finest Battle in Charity Softball Game

Mayor Bob Woodruff stood with the Police Department and Fire Department before presenting the Mayor's Cup to the Police Department for the third consecutive year. Credits: Bobbie Peer
Police capture Mayor's Cup Credits: Bobbie Peer
VFW Post 6259 presented colors for national anthem. Credits: Bobbie Peer
Mayor Bob Woodruff with Veterans Memorial Committee members Ted Romankow and Gay Hollowell. Credits: Bobbie Peer
Credits: Bobbie Peer
Credits: Bobbie Peer
Fire Department received first at bat. Play Ball! Credits: Bobbie Peer
Win or lose, the game was about the Veterans. Credits: Bobbie Peer
Credits: Bobbie Peer
The kids were the biggest fans, cheering on their dads. Credits: Bobbie Peer
Mayor Bob Woodruff picked the winning 50/50 tickets. Credits: Bobbie Peer
Lisa Coulter of Connell Company helped with the 50/50 raffle. Credits: Bobbie Peer
Rotary Club of Berkeley Heights manned the grill and served the pizza. Credits: Bobbie Peer
DJ Sebastian Consoli with his dad Chris and Rotary Club of Berkeley Heights President Jim Ramentol. Credits: Bobbie Peer
Councilman Mike D'Aquila and Manny Couto with Pam Yoss. Credits: Bobbie Peer
Democratic Candidate for Berkeley Heights Township Council Susan Poage with Stephen Yellin. Credits: Bobbie Peer
Council Vice President Jeanne Kinglsey, Councilman Mike D'Aquila, Jim Quinn and Julianne Kingsley. Credits: Bobbie Peer
Credits: Bobbie Peer
Mayor Bob Woodruff along with council members were cheering on both sides. Credits: Bobbie Peer
Donations were accepted to benefit the projects of the Veterans Memorial Committee. Credits: Bobbie Peer
Pregame Credits: Bobbie Peer

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -  On Saturday, Berkeley Heights finest traded in their badges for bragging rights over a softball game —  in the third annual Mayor's Cup charity softball game that raises funds for the projects supported by the Veterans Memorial  Park Committee.

It's a game that brings the community together.-- families and children lined the field, cheering on their dads and local heroes. 

The Police Department dominated at bat ultimately capturing the Mayor's Cup trophy for the third consecutive year. 

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Before Mayor Bob Woodruff presented the Mayor's Cup to the Police Department for the third consecutive year, both sides stood for photos. Although the police can claim bragging rights, both sides know the veterans are the real winner of the game. 

"It's another great event -- nice hard fought game but once again, the veterans win," said Police Chief John DiPasquale. "They are the winners here and that's all that matters."

The game was free to attend, donations were accepted and pizza, hot dogs, and baked goods were for sale, as well as a 50/50 raffle.  

The charity game began as the kick-off fundraiser to renovate Veterans Memorial Park. The Police and Fire Departments quickly stepped up under the leadership of Police Chief John DiPasquale and Fire Chief Tony Padovano to host the game honoring our Veterans and military personnel.  Many Veterans now serve in these departments, and giving back to honor our service men and women quickly became a priority of both. 

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Donations are welcome and are tax deductible. Contributions can be made online at www.BHMemorialPark.com or by check payable and mailed to: Veterans Memorial Park Renewal Committee, 29 Park Ave., Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922. 

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The Veterans have launched the Friends of 6259 Membership Campaign to seek to foster and strengthen collegiality among its members and the Veteran community. Its mission is to provide the local VFW Post with assistance for:

  • Programs and activities for Veterans
  • Support services for Veterans and their families
  • Outreach, aid, and comfort programs to Veterans and those living in Veteran Homes and Facilities
  • Maintaining and improving the physical plant and equipment of the VFW Post 6259 building and grounds
  • Assist with annual expenses of operating VFW Post 6259

The Membership form can be found here and the Volunteer form can be found here.  Members are welcome at Post activities, service programs, events and (for those age 21+) the Post Canteen " the Foxhole."  Contribution amounts are tax deductible and community donations are sincerely appreciated and may be sent payable to: 
VFW Post 6259
P.O. Box 83, Berkeley Heights NJ 07922. 

For more information, please contact Stephen Falk at 908-665-6896.

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