Special Olympics Basketball Game PBA/HRH May 15 in Secaucus


For several years the Secaucus police have supported Special Olympics. They have done fund raisers, individual officers pledged dollars and local companies donated funds because they want to provide children an opportunity to show their skills during the annual Special Olympics which this year will.be held on June 7 to 9 in Ewing, NJ.

Captain Carlos Goyenechea and other Secaucus police officers along with teachers from our Secaucus schools and volunteer firefighters organize a Torch Run to raise awareness about the Special Olympics. In June, police officers will volunteer to run in Secaucus and contribute money for the Torch Run. It starts at Clarendon where police greet students and teachers who will join them in running about a quarter of a mile with firefighters in fire trucks blocking traffic to protect the runners. The students drop off and the police runners and teachers move to Huber St. where another group of students join in and run a short distance.

The police officers, teachers and firefighters then jog over to the Middle and High School where older students begin the last leg of the Torch Run. Through this and other fund raising events, the Secaucus police in 2018 raised close to $7,500 which went directly to the Special Olympics to provide uniforms and transportation to the athletes and their families.

This year, the staff of the Hudson Regional Hospital and the Secaucus PBA will participate in a charity basketball game on Wednesday evening May 15 at the Secaucus Recreation Center on Koelle Blvd. The game is from 6 to 8 pm. Those wishing to attend can donate $10 at the door. Because seating is limited the first 75 guests will be allowed into the gym.

Marat Rysmendiev, Marketing Manager of HRH, has been practicing with his HRH team because they know the PBA has several good ball players. It should be a spirited evening and a fun game to watch.

If you or your company would like to make a donation to the Special Olympics, make your check out to: Secaucus PBA Civic Association
Secaucus PBA P.O. Box 1038
Secaucus, NJ 07094

All funds raised go directly to the Special Olympics to support the athletes and their families from June 5 to 7, 2019.

The Secaucus Spectator is hosting the event and is helping to raise corporate donations to see if the Secaucus community can help the PBA raise $10,000 this year.

Shown below are the 2018 police Torch Runners.