UNION, NJ – Union Little League’s new clubhouse, built via a partnership between the township, Diversified Realty Advisors, and Little League, was unveiled Friday night.

“I want to thank everyone who helped make this happen, especially our volunteers,” said Union Mayor Suzette Cavadas.  Cavadas said walking around inside the new clubhouse on Lehigh Avenue is like “walking back in time” with photos and the hundreds of trophies from the club’s long history. 

“I’ve been involved with the Union Little League for many, many years,” said Deputy Mayor Joseph Florio.  “I’ve watched it grow to what it’s become today.  This new clubhouse is really beautiful.”

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“I think we have the premier little league facility in the state,” said Union Little League President Jesus Gonzalez.  “I can’t say enough about the Township Committee and the support the township has provided us.”

As manager of the little league fields, Billy Morrison said, “now we have a clubhouse that matches our fields.  This is for the kids.”

Umpire John Faranda said he’s been umpiring for 46 years.  “I started back in 1974,” he said.  “I love the game and being out on the field with the kids.  It’s a privilege.” 

“It’s a place for families to come together and spend some time,” said Committeeman Manuel Figueiredo.  “It’s America’s pastime.”