Commemorative Bricks Make Lasting Holiday Gifts



Engraved Bricks Placed in the Main Entrance at TD Bank Ballpark


BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset County Park Foundation, in cooperation with the Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders, is offering the general public the opportunity to support recreational programs and services provided by the Park Commission while becoming a permanent part of history at TD Bank Ballpark, home of the Somerset Patriots.


Holiday gifts of commemorative bricks provide a permanent tribute to a friend or relative that will be seen by the hundreds of thousands of people visiting the Ballpark each year. Orders made for the holidays will be placed in the spring. A certificate will be provided for holiday wrapping.


“Foundation of Opportunities” is the 2013 “Buy-A-Brick” program that will provide funding to support the Somerset County Park Foundation Scholarship Fund that assists participants of the Park Commission's Therapeutic Recreation Department.


Personalized engraved bricks will be installed in the grand main entry plaza at TD Bank Ballpark, offering the opportunity to convey a message or remembrance to hundreds of thousands of event attendees throughout the year. Bricks can recognize family members, friends, loved-ones, customers, and those who have made meaningful contributions to the legacy of Somerset County. The engraved bricks offer a permanent memory when given as a gift for the upcoming holidays.


Bricks are available at $65 each and will be engraved with a maximum of three (3) lines of twenty (20) characters including spaces and punctuation. “Foundation of Opportunities” application is available at www.somersetcountyparks.org.  For information call the Park Foundation at 908-722-1200, ext. 228.


“The Park Foundation greatly appreciates the Freeholders' endorsement of this program that will continue to expand scholarship opportunities,” stated Rocque Dameo, Chair of the Foundation Board. “The Foundation is proud of the efforts of the Therapeutic Recreation Department and the fact that annually the Scholarship Program supports one-quarter of the participants enjoying the services of Therapeutic Recreation.”


The Therapeutic Recreation Program is a cooperative effort between the Park Commission and 16 municipalities, providing year-round recreation opportunities for people with developmental disabilities. Programs include Camp Okee Sunokee, a six-week day camp for children age 6 to 14 with learning disabilities or Asperger's Syndrome; Summer Adventure, a two-week summer program for high school teens and young adults, ages 14-21; Kid Connection, a year-round program for children ages 7-13 with a developmental disability; Teen and Adult Programs featuring a variety of social, cultural, artistic, culinary, sports, fitness, community outings, horticulture, and overnight trips; and T.R.A.I.L.S., an adapted horseback riding program.



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