Boys & Girls Pool Fundraiser

6/28/2009:

This Tuesday, June 30th 7-10pm at NINE (333 Washington St.)…

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Help Open the Pool!

“The City of Hoboken’s only outdoor pool, located adjacent to the Boys and Girls Club at 123 Jefferson Street, is at risk of staying closed this summer due to city budget cuts. A fundraiser is planned for Tuesday, June 30th from 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. at Nine, 333 Washington Street to help raise funds to operate the pool for seven weeks. The suggested donation is $25. Nine is offering drink specials and will donate a portion of all sales to the Club.”

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(Boys and Girls Club Fundraiser, Continued…)

“For the past several years the pool has provided hundreds of kids a fun, safe, and cool place to play during the hot summer months. Parents, kids, and members of the community are deeply concerned about the risk of the pool being closed to kids for all or part of the summer.

Traditionally, the city paid the total cost to open and operate the pool (estimated at more than $10,000). This year due to budget constraints the city may not be able to fund the full amount. The Hoboken Boys and Girls Club is rallying the community to help raise the money to plug the gap and open the pool on July 6th.

“We understand the city is under its own budget constraints,” commented Scott Delea, trustee of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Hudson County. “Unfortunately, this is money we just don’t have so we are reaching out to the Hoboken community for private donations. If every Hoboken resident donated only 25 cents, this pool would be open for the kids to enjoy this summer.”

Adds Delea,”If the city is able to fund the full operating costs, the money we raise will be applied to our summer program. Either way, the children of Hoboken will enjoy a fun, creative, and safe summer thanks to the generosity of their neighbors.”

Donations may be made online at www.bgchc.org or by sending a check to the Hoboken club located at 123 Jefferson Street. Checks should be made out to Boys & Girls Clubs of Hudson County. Please write “Hoboken Pool Fund” in the memo.

The Hoboken Boys and Girls Club offers a unique and enriching summer program for children between the ages 5 to 14. Members have an opportunity to participate in scheduled trips, arts & crafts, gym and other activities. For more information, contact Jay Garcia, Unit Director of the Hoboken Boys and Girls Club at jgarcia@bgchc.org or call: (201) 963-6443.

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4 Comments on "Boys & Girls Pool Fundraiser"

skateparkmom
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skateparkmom

strand tramp
Your taxes havn’t been going to an independent charity. It is a community pool. The city needed a location to put it. The B&G club agreed to have it on their property – there was room in the parking lot. There was another one at Wallace school, but it disappeared. I belive it costs about $10K to run including liability insurance, lifeguards, and maintenance for about 7 weeks.

strand tramp
Member
strand tramp

second paragraph, first sentence of the statement above. “traditionally the city paid the total cost…”
Scott Delea made the statement. he is a trustee of the B&Gclubs of hudson county. there is a fund raiser to augment the lack of funds this year from thr city of hoboken.
whet the F don’t you get? the city of hoboken takes my F’g tax money to support a charity. this is NOT legal. this is NOT what my taxes are supposed to go towards. i see ANOTHER lawsuit against the city coming. here’s more news for you people; A CITY IS NOT A PRIVATE BUSINESS MEANT TO BENEFIT THE FRIENDS/COUSINS OF OLD CORRUPT BNR’S.
you guys know the words right? let’s hear it;
Swing low, sweet chariot
Comin for to carry me home
swing low, sweet chariot
comin for to carry me hoooooooooome.
you is going to jail.

In response to skateparkmom who said:
strand tramp
Your taxes havn’t been going to an independent charity. It is a community pool. The city needed a location to put it. The B&G club agreed to have it on their property – there was room in the parking lot. There was another one at Wallace school, but it disappeared. I belive it costs about $10K to run including liability insurance, lifeguards, and maintenance for about 7 weeks.

strand tramp
Member
strand tramp

$10k dollars for a 4 foot deep alum above ground pool parked on some blacktop. now tell me again how much you think it costs to run an olympic sized community pool? you people are crazy, this town has NO money. flat broke and busted! doubled property taxes!
and why exactly have my taxes been going to an independent charity in the past? i’m not paying my property taxes to subsidize a pool for a charity! i contribute to the charities I choose, not those that city hall chooses!
this F’ng town is run as a private fund for the ghetto.

chris
Member

What kind of “portion” are they donating? Might be better to donate directly and cut out the middle man especially if it’s a minimal “portion”.

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