Submitted by: The Berkeley Heights P.A.L.
Retired and active police officers joined coaches, parents, and community members at the Oak Hill Golf Course, 15 Fernwood Drive in Milford, New Jersey for the Berkeley Heights Police Athletic League (BH P.A.L.) annual golf outing on Monday, May 16th.
Golfers enjoyed lunch before the 12 PM shotgun start. Participants in this year’s event had their choice between three different Ray Ban sunglasses styles as well as a cigar bags sponsored by JR Cigars. Dinner and program followed golfing.
The Berkeley Heights P.A.L. has been the primary financial partner, improving Board of Education and Township fields. The annual outing is the prime fundraiser for the organization. Current improvement projects include Hendrick and Upper Columbia softball fields, as well as a partnership with Union County that developed three new baseball fields at the Sansone site.
P.A.L. President Joe Graziano added, “parents and residents are usually surprised to hear that the P.A.L. financially contributes most of the maintenance and improvement on our fields.” “In the last few years, we also have expanded the programs offered and launched a running club, volleyball program, and field hockey clinics. All three were new to the P.A.L,” said Graziano.
The organization has brought on a volunteer field maintenance expert to its Board in 2016. They are also fitting out the Columbia Middle School gymnasium to accommodate more courts, hoping to expand the already successful volleyball program. Upcoming plans include possible improvements to Passaic Field to increase soccer playing time. “This is our biggest fundraiser of the year and we need our golfers to come out and support this event,” concluded Graziano.
The BH P.A.L. would like to thank and acknowledge its golf outing sponsors, who have made the event possible: JR Cigars, AST Development, Connell Co, Investor’s Bank, Keywood Strategies, Cornerstone Analytics, Don-Tre Driving School, Berkeley Heights Rotary Club, V.A. Spatz and Sons, Berkeley Heights Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, East Restaurant, Berkeley Plaza, Ippolito Funeral Home, Allstate Insurance, Campano Fence, Mazza Landscaping and Berkeley Development.
For more information about our programs, please visit the website, www.bhpal.org.