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Hillsborough Joes Tip Off Against NFL Pros April 9th in Charity Basketball Game


HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – Members of the Township Committee will try to avenge their loss two years ago when they face off against a team of NFL football players in a charity basketball game Saturday, April 9th in the gymnasium at Hillsborough High School.

Doors open at 6 p.m. Games begin at 7 p.m.

The Hillsborough / Millstone Municipal Alliance in collaboration with BoroSafe, Hillsborough Life Skills, the Governor's Council on Alcoholism and Drug abuse, and Lennie Allgood Dreams for Kids are hosts of the "Hillsborough Joes vs. the NFL Pros - Scoring Points for Kids," charity basketball game.

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The fundraiser benefits the Hillsborough / Millstone Municipal Alliance, BoroSafe, Life Skills and Dreams for Kids. There will be multiple “games” to afford ample opportunity for all the “Average Joes” to play – including youngsters.

The tentative lineup for the  NFL Pros includes: Kareem Huggins (Hofstra University), New York Jets; Barrett Woods, running back, (Kansas State University), and member of the SuperBowl XL champion Pittsburgh Steelers; Darian Barnes, (Hampton University), offensive tackle, NY Giants; Chad Plummer, (University of Cincinnati), wide receiver, Indianapolis Colts; Aaron Beasley (West Virginia University), cornerback, NY Jets; Brandon Bing (Rutgers University), cornerback, and member of the Superbowl XLVI Champion NY Giants and Tony Logan, (University of Maryland), wide receiver, New England Patriots.

“We blew a 20-point lead, but it was a blast, a great event, and at the end of the day, we raised a lot of money for charity,” said Township Committee member Greg Tomson, who was mayor two years ago. “Hopefully, we’ll redeem ourselves this year.”

Other members of the “Average Joes” squad include Mayor Frank DelCore; Deputy Mayor Carl Suraci; Committeeman Greg Burchette and Committeewoman Gloria McCauley; Anthony Ferrara, township administrator; Pam Borek, township clerk; John Fiedler, code official and state Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli, a township resident.

Also playing against the NFL Pros will be the high school basketball team and a team from the township police department.

Students in Grades 1-6 are encouraged to bring a can of food to be donated to the township food bank; in return they'll have a chance to be selected to play against the NFL Pros.

Advance purchase general admission tickets are $10 or $15 at the door.

VIP advance tickets are $30 or $35 at the door – the premium ticket provides VIP access and some one-on-one time with the Pros prior to game time, photo ops and a light meal to be enjoyed with the Pros.

Ticket sales are through the Hillsborough Life Skills and can be purchased online at or by contacting the Life Skills Office and Minda Maggio at 908-431-6600 extension 2809 or email Rebecca Grossman

Hillsborough High School is located at 466 Raider Boulevard.

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