We’re a group of parents and fans who appreciate our wonderful turf field at Veterans Memorial Park but feel that a few key improvements would greatly enhance the fan experience. It started with a few Denville parents brainstorming how taller ADA-compliant bleachers would afford us the priceless view of our kids’ great plays rather than the backs of the sideline coaches. Soon, we realized that a scoreboard would help everyone keep better track of the action and a press box with a sound system would best announcers perching atop a scaffold with a handheld speaker and microphone.
It wasn’t long before we learned that these are common concerns, so a committee of volunteers arose from all township sports organizations who utilize the field. Our goal is to fundraise this great project rather than increasing the local tax burden.
These modern additions will cost approximately $100,000. While this may sound like a lot, we’re well on our way to reaching our goal thanks to the donations of our local sports teams. Denville Dawgs Rugby kicked off our efforts by presenting a $5,000 check to Mayor Tom Andes at their recent 20-year anniversary celebration. Other leagues quickly followed suit, with $5,000 pledges from Renegades Lacrosse and Hub Soccer of Denville. And Denville Blue Angels Football came through with an impressive $9,000 pledge!
To make it the rest of the way we have several exciting fundraising events planned (See our Events Page for our next one) so the support of our community is key. You can help us reach our goal by volunteering, having your business sponsor an event, or donating directly to the cause. We also value your family’s attendance at our fundraising events in the community.
Contact us to get involved. Chair a fundraiser; staff one of our events; volunteers are still needed. Or, click donate to make your tax-deductible donation now. With your support, we plan to have our improvements completed for the Fall 2019 sports season.