CRANFORD, NJ - On Saturday evening Nov. 14, families involved with the Cranford Soccer Club (CSC), coaches and players gathered for a fun night on the turf at Memorial Field. 
 
The CSC was formed in 1980 as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and is run one-hundred percent by volunteers. Today over 1,000 players each year participate in 
their programs divided into the following: recreational (Pre-school through Grade 2), Intercounty (3rd grade through high school) and travel (3rd grade through high school).
 
 
Gregg Woodruff , Vice President of Coaches & Player Development for CSC, comments on the first thank you event held last Saturday, that he hopes to have every year, "We decided to hold this event for a couple of reasons: to say thank you to all the coaches, volunteers, parents, and players that dedicate so much time to the club, to get kids excited about being part of the soccer program in town, and to create a sense of family among the various programs within the club from the younger recreational programs, to the older recreational intercounty program, to the travel program."
 
Woodruff estimates that approximately 600-700 were in attendance at the event and enjoyed a bounce house, DJ, players skills competition, mixed coach / trainer 5v5 tournament, and involvement from the the Cranford High School Varsity Soccer teams.

 
Brad Young, Vice President of Communciations for CSC adds, "We are really excited about growing the culture of soccer in Cranford even more. This event was a success also because of the local businesses that help support us, like Cranford resident DJ Randy Geis and sponsorships from the Cranford Municipal Alliance, Alfonso's Bakery, Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts and Dinosaur BBQ."