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Somerville Mayor Brian Gallagher Throws Out Ceremonial First Pitch at TD Bank Ballpark

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – Mayor Brian Gallagher got the call to throw out the ceremonial first pitch prior to Friday night’s Somerset Patriots game at TD Bank Ballpark against the Sugar Land Skeeters. The game was the kick-off to the Patriots’ Independence Weekend celebration. Gallagher was representing Operation Shoebox New Jersey, the game sponsor. Gallagher’s son, […]

OPSHBX NJ Invites Volunteers to July 22 Packing Event at TD Bank Ballpark

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – Volunteers are needed to assemble personal care packages that will be shipped to US troops deployed around the world on Saturday, July 22, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at TD Bank Ballpark. The Somerset Patriots and Operation Shoebox New Jersey will host the event; members of the Patriots are expected to participate in the […]

Operation Shoebox New Jersey Hosts DoubleHeader at TD Bank Ballpark July 30 & 31 – Help Assemble Care Packages and Bid on Sports Memorabilia at a Live Auction

Operation Shoebox New Jersey will host a packing event and sports memorabilia auction at TD Bank Ballpark, home of the Somerset Patriots, on Saturday, July 30 and Sunday, July 31. Saturday’s packing will begin at 11 a.m. Sunday’s auction will begin at the conclusion of the 5:05 p.m. game against the Bridgeport Bluefish. Members of […]

Rotary District 7510 Presents Jean Harris Award to Operation Shoebox New Jersey Founder

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – Rotary International District 7510 presented the Jean Harris Award to Rod Hirsch, founder and executive director of Operation Shoebox New Jersey at its Annual Assembly held at the Bridgewater Marriot Hotel. In 1997-98, the Rotary International Board approved the creation of the Jean Harris Award which bears the name of the wife […]

Operation Shoebox New Jersey poised to celebrate milestone event – 100,000 care packages

Operation Shoebox New Jersey expects to hit a major milestone during the Dec. 5th Christmas and holiday packing at the Hillsborough YMCA – volunteers will assemble, pack and ship care package number 100,000. Founded in February, 2005, Operation Shoebox New Jersey is a volunteer organization dedicated to maintaining a supply line of personal care packages […]

“Adopt a Soldier” for the holidays

Why not add include a soldier, a sailor, an airman, a Marine or a Guardsman as part of your family this holiday season? Mail call is the highlight of the day, especially during the holidays. “Adopt a Soldier” and send an eight-pound Christmas care package overseas through Operation Shoebox New Jersey and put a smile […]

Operation Shoebox New Jersey hosts volunteers at 11th annual Christmas packing at Manville VFW

MANVILLE – Volunteers are invited to join Operation Shoebox New Jersey staff pack gift boxes and send Christmas greetings to U.S. troops deployed around the world at its 11th annual Christmas packing and Santa’s Workshop on Saturday Nov. 14. The packing and workshop will be at the Kavanaugh VFW Post #2290, 600 Washington Ave., Manville, […]

Vintage aircraft fly in for Military & Veterans Appreciation Day Saturday, Oct. 3 at Central New Jersey Airport

HILLSBOROUGH – Vintage fixed-wing aircraft and modern-day Medevac helicopters will fly in to Central Jersey Regional Airport on Saturday, Oct. 3 to help Rotary District 7510 raise funds that will be donated to various charities and foundations dedicated to assisting the US military and veterans. Rain date is Sunday, Oct. 4. Admission is free. The […]

Operation Shoebox New Jersey hosts VIII annual Golf Classic at Neshanic Valley Golf Course, Tuesday, Sept. 29

Sign up today for the VIII annual Operation Shoebox New Jersey Golf Classic Sept. 29 at Neshanic Valley Golf Course in Somerset County. Golf Week ranks NVGC as one of the Top 50 in the country! Best Ball Scramble format, Putting Contest, Longest Drive Contest, Hole-in-One contest and lots more! Grab & Go lunch, Awards […]