KEANSBURG, N.J. - Area Football teams showed up on Saturday in more ways than one. They showed up at the Keansburg Beach to clean it. Holmdel and Middletown North was there. Mater Dei and Saint John Vianney as well as Raritan and the Keansburg Titans of course. They gathered on a two mile stretch of Bayshore beach. A beach that was the go to spot for earlier generations and still free to the public. A hidden gem of a beach that gives you beautiful sunsets every night. This was the gridiron on Saturday.
Since the football teams are, well, teams, they first initially stayed with their team. Gathered in groups by colors, you could see clearly the Raritan Rockets, the Holmdel Hornets, the Keansburg Titans and more. All separate, until the groups began to coalesce around the task at hand. In short order, the leaders of the local football fields all came together.
Donning shirts emblazoned with all of their logos, courtesy of BCB Bayshore - Your Community Bank, they all became one team. After a rousing speech (streamed on Facebook Live at http://facebook.com/tapintoholmdelandcoltsneck) by the Keansburg Economic Development Director and warm words of welcome from Councilman Art Boden of Keansburg, away they went to clean the beach as one Bayshore Team:
They all came together as players and coaches with a simple concept - "Opponents on the Gridiron and Teammates on the Bayshore". The teams that learned many lessons on the field brought the lesson of teamwork and progress home to the Bayhore area.
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