EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ– Members of the New Jersey 18th Legislative District, Senator Patrick Diegnan (D-South Plainfield), Assemblywoman Nancy Pinkin (D-East Brunswick), and Assemblyman Robert Karabinchak (D-Edison) announced an award for $20,000 to the East Brunswick Recreation Department from the Department of Community Affairs’ “Rec Opps For Individuals with Disabilities” program. “We are pleased to see the Department award this money to East Brunswick.  We’re excited to see more of our towns integrating their recreation programs so that every child who wants to play is able to,” stated Senator Diegnan.

This award will provide funds to offer children, with special needs residing in East Brunswick, with an inclusive recreational camp program that would include science projects, dancing, arts and crafts, nature/educational programs, games and social activities.

Assemblywoman Pinkin added, “Our hope is that this grant will expose students with disabilities to a variety of programming so they can stay engaged throughout the year.”

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Assemblyman Karabinchak praised the award saying, “Every opportunity we can give to the kids of our community to play in public parks and stay active with different programming is a win.”

To learn more about how your community can apply for this grant, you can visit the Department of Community Affairs resource page here: https://www.nj.gov/dca/divisions/dhcr/rec/grants.html