On Saturday, January 29th a comedy fundraiser event was held at the Kenilworth VFW to benefit athletes of Central Jersey Allstars (CJA).  The Event was a huge success with 400 people in attendance and included a Sports Memorabilia Charity Auction and an array of gift basket items for auction which included an overnight stay at the Hyatt in Baltimore, MD donated by Jodi Fernandez of the Hyatt, 19” LCD Television donated by PMPN, lawn sod donated by Reid Sod Farm, Freehold, NJ and more.  The proceeds generated from our event will benefit the athletes of Central Jersey Allstars (CJA). 
CJA would like to say “thank you” to those who attended, sponsored and donated gift basket items for this event.  Their generosity helped contribute to the overall success of this event. A special thank you goes out to the following sponsors and donors of the event:
Saker ShopRites, Inc.
Joe Carney and On the Spot Improv Show
Partners in Sound
Cindy Vero and 103.5 KTU
Sports Fan Promotions
Costa’s Restaurant
Bistro 1051
Cervantes of Spain
Pinho’s Bakery
Mom’s Custom Cookies
Maria’s Italian Bakery
CJA would also like to say thank you to Carl Gamba of Proforma AYR Graphics and Printing in Roselle Park for kindly donating the event banner, Bobby Jeans and the Kenilworth VFW for their generosity and hard work the night of the event.  Their sponsorship/donation to the CJA event helped a cheerleading team and parents of team members offset competing costs incurred in order for their child to compete.  Their contribution truly makes a difference in the life of a child including learning the importance of being on a team.  This inclusion builds feeling of self-worth, keeps them focused and can help lessen childhood obesity by involving them in a sport.  Every dollar donated goes toward helping CJA achieve its goals, not only on the athletic side but their contribution helps give a Central Jersey All-Star the opportunity to maximize his or her skills while being taught responsibility, sportsmanship, time management, self-esteem, team building and hard work ethics.  The CJA experience extends beyond the gym, helping the athletes become true champions in many aspects of their lives thanks to the help of its sponsors and donors!  Please visit our website at www.centraljerseyallstars to view photos of our successful event.
CJA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.  Donations are welcome throughout the year and money collected will be used to help talented athletes who may experience financial hardship fund their expenses to keep them competing in National competitions as well as many local competitions throughout the state of New Jersey this cheer season.  If you are interested in sending a financial donation to go towards these amazing athletes, please make you check payable to CJA and send to the attention of Elaine J. Alvarez, Central Jersey Athletic Center, 124 Market Street, Kenilworth, NJ  07033. To learn more about the Central Jersey Allstars, visit www.centraljerseyallstars.net or contact the Central Jersey Athletic Center at (877) 411-4CJA.
Pictured here:  A fun night out full of laughs for a good cause with approximately 400 people who came out to support the CJA athletes.