MIDDLETOWN, NJ – The members of Navesink Hook & Ladder Fire Co. # 1 are trading their fire helmets for footballs in an effort to raise money for Special Olympics New Jersey.
On March 4, the company will travel to MetLife Stadium, in the Meadowlands, for the 6th Annual New York Giants Snow Bowl Flag Football Tournament. The team will play in at least three games right on the field at the stadium.
In order to be in the competition teams must raise at least $1600, but are encouraged to raise more. All funds go to Special Olympics New Jersey, a non-profit organization that provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for over 22,000 children and adults with intellectual disabilities.
The members of Navesink Hook & Ladder are proud to be in the Snow Bowl in honor of Brittney Mount, daughter of firefighter Bill Mount. Brittney is 10 years old and was born with Downs Syndrome. She will be joining the team on the field as their honorary Team Captain.
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Out of 80 teams in the event, Navesink’s current fundraising total places them 4th overall. They have raised over $5500 for the cause and are looking to increase that number as much as possible before March 1st. To support the Navesink firefighters in the Snow Bowl, please mail a check payable “Special Olympics NJ” and a note to credit the donation to “Navesink Hook & Ladder” to: Special Olympics NJ Attn: NY Giants Snow Bowl, 3 Princess Road, Lawrenceville, NJ, 08648. Donations can also be made online by visiting www.sonj.org/Support/SnowBowl/Sponsor.php and clicking on “Navesink Hook & Ladder” in the list.
The Snow Bowl is open to the public on March 4. Parking and admission at MetLife Stadium is free. Spectators will have access to the indoor Coaches Club section of the stadium and food and souvenirs will be for sale.
Special Olympics NJ Mission Statement:
Special Olympics New Jersey is a non profit organization that provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for over 22,000 children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.
Navesink Hook & Ladder Info:
Navesink Hook & Ladder Co. No. 1 was established on May 1, 1886. They are an all-volunteer organization that responds to emergencies involving, but not limited to, fire, carbon monoxide, natural gas, motor vehicle accidents, and rescues. The company primarily serves the community of Navesink, but also assist the other ten fire companies of the Middletown Township Fire Department, as well as surrounding towns.
Team Members and Jersey Numbers:
Brittney Mount, Honorary Team Captain, 1
Mario Ariemma, 83
Howie Brey, 16
Andrew Chesek, 7
Matthew Chesek, 8
Ryan Chesek, 56
Brian Flesch, 27
Laura Hesse, 00
Jeff Maher, 22
Rick Mazza, 21
Bill McCarron, 92
Joe McCarron, 13
Bill Mount, 39
Mike Mount, 3
Russell Mount, 24
Patrick Mullen, 55