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Rumson PD Chief Paterson Takes Plunge for Special Olympics

first_imgBy Chris Rotolo |RUMSON – It’s the smiles that have remained vivid in his mind.According to Rumson Police Chief Scott Paterson, the outpouring of pride and joy he’s seen displayed by Special Olympics athletes and their families are what have inspired him to take an active role in fundraising for the organization, an effort he’ll continue on Saturday, Feb. 24 at the Special Olympics New Jersey Polar Plunge in Seaside.“Having the opportunity to meet with some of the families and interact with the Olympians over the years, you begin to understand what it means to them to be able to compete, and just how important the Special Olympics really are,” Patterson said of the organization, which is the world’s largest sports institution for children and adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities.“Seeing the smiles on their faces and how much these kids get out of the experience, not to mention how far the money raised really goes, it’s incredibly rewarding to be able to use your platform to do good for others,” he said.Paterson will almost certainly have those ear-to-ear smiles on his mind come the end of February, as his own grin is sure to fade once he takes a dip into New Jersey’s frigid coastal waters. But it’s a price he’s willing to pay for a cause near and dear to his heart.“The Polar Plunge is something that has helped us create some momentum, in terms of generating awareness and fundraising for an incredible organization and the athletes and families they serve,” Paterson said of Seaside Polar Bear Plunge, which will enter its 25th year at the 2018 event.In 2016 Patterson set a fundraising goal of $10,000, but two years later that momentum has allowed the chief to collect nearly $21,000 in donations through an online fundraising campaign with more than a month to go before he takes the plunge.“I can’t say enough about the generosity of the people of Rumson. They’ve been unbelievable,” Paterson said. “I could not have raised this much money so far if not for their generosity. It speaks volumes about the type of people we have living in our community.”OTHER LOCAL GROUPS TAKE ACTIONPaterson currently stands as the top individual fundraiser for the Special Olympics New Jersey Polar Plunge in Seaside, while the leading fundraising group is another local entity in the Little Silver Crocs.A group of softball friends who played under the name Little Silver Crocs banded together 15 years ago to support Special Olympics New Jersey by way of the Polar Plunge in Seaside, and since that inaugural plunge the outfit has grown to more than 50 members.Currently the Little Silver Crocs have raised nearly $44,000 this year, and are closing in on the $1 million mark in total funds raised since the group’s initial plunge.The Bayshore Shrinky Dinks are another local organization doing their part for Special Olympics New Jersey, as the team has moved into fourth place in total funds raised.This collection of firemen, police officers and friends from the Bayshore area have raised more than $12,000 in support of the cause.To help support any of the Special Olympics with an online donation, look for their names at the fundraising website.last_img read more

The Federer Foundation donates a million for children in Africa

first_imgThe Roger Federer Foundation has reported this of the donation of a million {dollars} to supply meals to 64,000 children and their households via companions in Africa whereas colleges are closed.In his area on Twitter, the Swiss tennis participant, whose mom, Lynette, is of South African origin, writes: “Now greater than ever we should come collectively to assist households in want.” The basis, in accordance with its web site, “helps academic tasks situated in the southern African area and Switzerland. Applications on the African continent deal with enhancing the standard of early schooling and fundamental schooling, and in Switzerland in selling extracurricular actions for children affected by poverty. “last_img read more

Rooney bags first MLS hat trick in D.C. romp

first_imgLucas Rodriguez and Ulises Segura also scored for host D.C. United, who peppered the Salt Lake goal with 22 shots.Goalkeeper Bill Hamid made two stops to earn his third straight shutout as D.C. United is the lone team to have not allowed a goal this season.Rooney scored on a penalty kick in the 34th minute and then added another with a chip shot over the goalkeeper in the 41st minute. He completed the hat trick with a perfectly-timed sliding score at the 65th minute of the second half.Elsewhere, Uruguay international Nicolas Lodeiro set up one goal and scored an audacious penalty as the Seattle Sounders maintained their 100 percent start to the season with a 4-2 victory at Chicago Fire.The Sounders made it three wins out of three after taking control of the game with two unanswered goals in the opening 15 minutes at Chicago’s SeatGeek Stadium.Spanish winger Victor Rodriguez fired Seattle into the lead after eight minutes, tucking away a low finish at the far post after good work down the right by Jordan Morris.Lodeiro then created Seattle’s second, splitting open Chicago’s defence with a sublime pass to Morris.The US international striker still had plenty to do, but adjusted his body position brilliantly to steer a finish beyond Chicago goalkeeper David Ousted to make it 2-0.Seattle extended their lead early in the second half when Rodriguez was bundled over in the area on 49 minutes, allowing Lodeiro to step up and chip a Panenka penalty in off the underside of the bar.Chicago hit back with goals from Raheem Edwards and Fabian Herbers but Raul Ruidiaz’s late goal made the game safe for Seattle, who now lead the Western Conference standings with a maximum of nine points.Minnesota, who have also taken maximum points from their opening two games, can draw level later Saturday with a win over the Los Angeles Galaxy.Los Angeles FC, the only other team to make a perfect start to the season, face New York City FC on Sunday.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Wayne Rooney registered his first three goals of the new season and also his first hat trick since signing on with Major League Soccer in July 2018 © GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA/AFP/File / Patrick McDermottLOS ANGELES, United States, Mar 17 – Former England star Wayne Rooney scored three goals on Saturday night to lead D.C. United to a crushing 5-0 victory over Real Salt Lake.Rooney registered his first three goals of the new season and also his first hat trick since signing on with Major League Soccer in July 2018. He now has five multi-goal games.last_img read more

For the record

first_imgIn a campaign finance story Wednesday, figures provided by the Senate for the campaign of Assemblywoman Cindy Montaez were incorrect. In fact, she raised $448,000 in 2005 and had $335,000 cash on hand as of Dec. 31. In addition, fundraising figures listed for Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and West Hollywood Mayor Abbe Land were from June 30. Reports for the full year were filed Wednesday showing Schwarzenegger raised $2.5 million in 2005 and had $147,000 cash on hand. Land raised $377,000 in 2005 and had $464,000 cash on hand as of Dec. 31. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Perez’s no-hitters climax perfect run

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventPerez struck out 13 batters and came within one walk of throwing a perfect game Monday. She is one no-hitter from tying the school career record and has a full year of eligibility remaining. Perez has been working on a changeup to go with a mid-60 mph fastball and a devastating riseball. “She throws really hard, and that riseball really moves,” AVC coach Cindy Vargas said. “When a riseball comes at you at that velocity, you just don’t have enough time to adjust. You can tell a lot of the batters out there are just guessing.” Perez recorded the last out of Monday’s no-hitter on an odd 3-4-3 play that typified the way things are going for the Marauders. An Mt. San Jacinto batter finally made good contact against Perez, hitting a line drive that ricocheted off first baseman Katie Cornelison glove toward second baseman Erica Ricker, who made a diving play to keep the ball in front of her, then threw to Cornelison for the game’s final out. “It’s just been an amazing year,” Vargas said. “Coming into this year, we knew we had a special group, but this is something you dream about. Everything has gone right for us so far.” What has only been accomplished nine times in school history, Antelope Valley College freshman pitching sensation Nickie Perez has done twice in less than a week. Perez, a Littlerock High product who was the Golden League MVP in 2004, pitched her second no-hitter in five days Monday in the Marauders’ 7-0 Foothill Conference victory over Mt. San Jacinto of Hemet. AVC (41-5 overall, 21-0 Foothill) concluded conference play unbeaten for a second consecutive year. Perez (21-2) pitched the school’s first no-hitter since 1994 eight days ago in a 3-0 victory over Chaffey of Rancho Cucamonga. Monday’s victory extended AVC’s winning streak to 23 games. Regional host? The Marauders, ranked No. 3 in the state and No. 2 in Southern California, are expected to play host on May 6-7 to a two-day, four-team, double-elimination regional playoff for the first time since 1994. AVC needs to finish in the top four in the Southern California rankings to be selected host of one of four regional playoffs. The winner of each regional advances to the elite eight state tournament May 13-14 in Redding. The Marauders are seeking their first state tournament appearance. AVC won’t know if it will stage a regional until Friday night’s seeding meeting at Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut. “I don’t see how we wouldn’t, but you never know,” Vargas said. Full rides: Women’s basketball standouts Sade Bunch and Angela Conde have accepted Div. II scholarship offers from Armstrong Atlantic State in Savannah, Ga. Freshman point guard Bunch, a first-team All-Foothill Conference selection after leading the Marauders in scoring and steals, was an academic qualifier out of high school, enabling her to accept the offer. Conde is a native of Spain who transferred to AVC from Trinity Valley Community College in Athens, Texas. “It’s great for them, and it’s great for our program,” AVC coach John Taylor said. “I think it shows that our women’s basketball program moves kids on. That’s what happens when you come to AVC.” (818) 713-3607160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

The ‘Hooties Annies’ getting ready to ‘rock’ The Bayview Bar

first_imgENTERTAINMENT: Irish Folkrock Band ‘The Hootin Annies’ from Omagh,, are looking forward to their gig at The Bayview Bar tomorrow night.They’ve described the popular bar as their favourite venue ever!Band member Mick Owens told Donegal Daily, We’re heading to the states for a mini-tour if the east coast, playing gigs in Boston and New York. “Given the incredible nights we’ve had in the Bayview over the years there was no doubt that it was the place to have our farewell gig and get one more bug celebration going.“We are originally a 3 piece but we’ll be packing our drummer and drumkit for the gig on Sunday and will be playing tracks from our upcoming debut album, the first time we’ll be doing this since we began recording.“The Bayview is our favourite venue to play and undoubtedly one of our favourite crowds to play for. “We would also like to extend our thanks to Patrick, Hugh Gérard and all the staff at the Bayview for their custom and look forward to bringing down the house before crossing the water, only this time not on the ferry to Arranmore.The ‘Hooties Annies’ getting ready to ‘rock’ The Bayview Bar was last modified: July 23rd, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:EntertainmentnewsThe Bayview Barlast_img read more

Club to celebrate sixth anniversary

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 In addition, they would put together bus trips to such varied places as the Claremont Dinner Theatre and Yosemite National Park. Shortly after their club teamwork began, Jack and JoAnn entered into a marriage partnership, too. And the club’s membership grew to hundreds. For the past few years, they have held late-summer luaus as well as special holiday events, including a gala New Year’s Eve party. Saturday night’s bash is being limited to 100 persons. Singles and married couples are all welcome. Island garb is optional, but a king and queen will be chosen for best costumes, and there will be prizes. LANCASTER – Back in 1999, two people had a dream, and the reality of that dream will be in evidence Saturday at J&J Social and Travel Club’s luau to celebrate its sixth anniversary. Jack Cohen and JoAnn Sablan were not yet married when they came up with the idea for an organization they wanted to offer other people in their age bracket. But they made a good team, so they started the club for seniors that answers all their social needs. “I never would have met and become friends with all of you if it hadn’t been for J&J. I’ll always be grateful for that,” member Mort Kadek said at one of the card nights. The conception was for people age 40 or older to come together several times a month for potlucks, game nights, dances, movies, dining, discussions and mixers. Tickets are $12.95 for club members and $14.95 for nonmembers. For location information and to make reservations, call the Cohens at (661) 267-2586. Club membership is $27.50 per year and guarantees a 5 percent discount on club activities. – Bettie Rencoret160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Barca to target Chelsea keeper – report

first_imgChelsea are preparing for a £10m bid from Barcelona for goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, according to The Sun.Courtois has yet to play for the Blues since signing in an £8m move from Genk in July 2011 and has impressed while on loan at Atletico Madrid.And it is claimed that Barca have identified the Belgian as a potential replacement for Victor Valdes.Everton boss David Moyes and Swansea’s Michael Laudrup are likely to be on the shortlist for the Chelsea manager’s job in the summer, according to the Daily Telegraph.Bayern Munich’s appointment of Pep Guardiola – the man widely considered to be Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich’s first choice – had led to renewed speculation about who will take over at Stamford Bridge, where Rafael Benitez is in interim charge.Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp has been touted as a candidate but the Telegraph believe he may be keen to succeed Joachim Low as Germany boss.As well as Moyes and Laudrup, Low and Atletico Madrid’s Diego Simeone are also tipped to be on the shortlist.The Daily Mirror, meanwhile, say Chelsea legend Gianfranco Zola has emerged as a serious contender for the job.Two Italian clubs have shown some interest in Jose Bosingwa, the Mirror believe.QPR want the defender, who was recently fined for refusing to be a substitute, out of Loftus Road during the transfer window but he has a lucrative contract and will not be easy to offload.There are more allegations about his conduct, with the Mirror suggesting he has been warned about being late for training, has been difficult when he does take part and ignores his team-mates by listening to music on his headphones.A source is quoted as saying: “It is very ­difficult. He has fallen out with the boss and now doesn’t want to be there, but is on a big contract.“He has been one of the most difficult players at a club some of the players have ever seen. He turns up, listens to music and clearly wants to move on.”The Daily Mail suggest some Rangers players feel Bosingwa is ‘disrespectful’ and ‘arrogant’ and they avoid interacting with him.This page is regularly updated.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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

49ers Jimmy Garoppolo heading to famed QB coach

first_img[vemba-video id=”van/sc/2019/06/12/bang_5a95d343-6e13-482b-aab8-f1cdb5fcb4d2″]VIDEO: Garoppolo says he will work with famed throwing coach Tom HouseSANTA CLARA — Jimmy Garoppolo told reporters to have a good summer — or “H.A.G.S.” in school-yearbook parlance — after the 49ers went through their final offseason practice Wednesday.And now we know what Garoppolo will do with his summer: work in Southern California with famed throwing coach Tom House. Pleased with how his comeback …last_img read more