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Freeholders Announce Community Box Winners for Somerset Patriots 2016 Season

Somerset County Freeholder Director Pat Walsh announced 40 winners who will enjoy an evening at the ballpark in a luxury suite. Credits: Courtesy Somerset County Freeholders

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Freeholder Director Patricia L. Walsh selected 40 non-profit organizations in an annual drawing for Community Box seats at the TD Bank Ballpark in Bridgewater.

The winners will have an opportunity to watch the “Boys of Summer” play home games on various dates during the Somerset Patriots’ 2016 season.

“Since the time the ballpark was constructed by the county, one 30-seat community box has been available for the benefit of nonprofits and community organizations,” Walsh said. “This tradition allows us to showcase the amazing work being done by these organizations to improve the lives of Somerset County residents.”

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Winners in the drawing include several emergency services organizations: Bradley Gardens First Aid & Rescue Squad in Bridgewater, Manville First Aid & Rescue Squad, Montgomery EMS and the Somerville Rescue Squad. 

Eleven youth organizations will share the excitement watching the Patriots play:  Boy Scout Troop 154 in Bedminster; Millington Baptist Church Youth Group in Bernards; Boy Scout Troop 90 in Branchburg; 4-H Beekeeping Club, Bridgewater High School Fishing Club, Jack’s Kids, and Somerset Home for Temporarily Displaced Children in Bridgewater; Hillsborough High School Home and School Forum; Montgomery Girl Scout Troop 60624; Saint Matthias School in Franklin; and Boy Scout Troop 84 in Somerville.

Other winners include the following senior organizations:  Branchburg Township Senior Citizens; Adult Day Center of Somerset County, Centerbridge I and Centerbridge II in Bridgewater; and the Franklin Township Senior Citizen Club.

Additional winners are the Somerset County YMCA in Bernards; Raritan Headwaters Association in Bedminster; Midland Adult Services in Branchburg; Literacy Volunteers of Somerset County and RideWise in Bridgewater; Green Brook Township Volunteers; Somerset County Ancient Order of Hibernians and South Branch Reformed Church in Hillsborough.

Also, The Arc of Somerset County in Manville; Janus/GPS Bereavement Support Group in Raritan; Rocky Hill Community Group; Mount Zion United Methodist Church in Montgomery; Everas Community Services, Franklin Township Food Bank, Italian American Club of Canal Walk, and the Men’s Club of Sterling Pointe in Franklin; Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians and Somerset County Epilepsy Support Group  in Somerville; Mount Horeb United Methodist Church and Watchung Hills Regional High School PTO in Warren.

Winners are nonprofits whose client base consists of at least 50 percent Somerset County residents or community organizations that are located in Somerset County or have a facility based in Somerset County that serves the citizens of Somerset County. Winners provide a significant community service or volunteer element to Somerset County residents.

The Somerset Patriots will play their first 2016 home game onThursday, April 21, at 7:05 p.m.

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