BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Kevin Cumming, CEO of Investors Bank, presented Foley Field Foundation president Mike Napolitano with a check for $100,000 for the 'Foley Field Community Activity Building.
The community activity building is a part of the long term project that has revitalized this storied part of Bloomfield history. The building, referred to by some as 'the field house,' will be two stories tall, with concessions and restrooms on the first floor. The second floor will be used for meetings and groups. For many school groups, this space will eliminate the need to rent banquet hall space. Once completed, permits to use the upper level will be available through the Bloomfield Board of Education. In keeping with ADA compliance, the second floor will be accessible by a lift.
Napolitano shared the story about how a casual conversation with the local Investors Bank branch manager set the wheels in motion to make the check presentation, and subsequent construction, possible.
Bloomfield Public Schools Superintendent Salvatore Goncalves credited the Foley Field Foundation for getting the space back to where it should be. "The children are going to love it." he said.
Steve Jenkins said "I want to wear it out" (in reference to the Foley Field complex) "I want to see everyone use it" he added, from Bloomfield College, to Soccer, to moms with strollers. "Thanks on behalf of the athletes."
Recreation Director Mike Sceurman spoke of relationships. "The relationships throughout the town are great." His appreciation included all that Investor's Bank does for the Bloomfield community.
Foley Field hosts football, soccer, track meets, concerts, band festivals, graduation ceremonies, Independence Day celebrations, and more