Last Updated: February 19, 2017
 REMINDER--NO GAMES ON 2/19 BASEBALL PLAYER REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! WILL CLOSE ON EARLIER OF WHEN WE REACH CAPACITY OR MARCH 5. BUDDIES CAN REGISTER ANYTIME.  
  • PSS CO-FOUNDER CARMINE CONTI NAMED TO LITTLE LEAGUE INT'L BOARD!
  • THOMAS STELLA AWARDED 2016 JACK RUTLEDGE CUP!
  • SAMANTHA TAYLOR NAMED JUNIOR COACH!
  • BE SURE WE HAVE YOUR CURRENT EMAIL ADDRESS
  • PSS HONORED WITH PRINCETON FAMILY YMCA CENTENNIAL AWARD!

PRINCETON SPECIAL SPORTS

 

"Sometimes it is the people no one imagines anything of who do the things no one can imagine."

The Imitation Game, 2014    

PSS SPORTS ARE OPEN TO KIDS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS AGES 6 AND UP FROM ANY TOWN. GO TO  SPORTS REGISTRATION INFORMATION UNDER HEADLINES FOR MORE DETAILS.

THE PRINCETON COMMUNITY DANCES ARE OPEN TO ADULTS AND TEENS AGES 13 AND UP WITH SPECIAL NEEDS. SCROLL DOWN FOR MORE INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION LINK.

PLEASE USE EMAIL IF YOU NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION. AS PSS IS RUN ENTIRELY BY VOLUNTEERS, IT CAN BE DIFFICULT FOR US TO RETURN PHONE CALLS PROMPTLY. THANKS! 

READ THE PRINCETON PACKET ARTICLE ABOUT THE PSS/PRD DANCES HERE!

READ THE PLANET PRINCETON ARTICLE ABOUT THOMAS STELLA AND SAMANTHA TAYLOR HERE!

 

SUPPORT PSS WHEN YOU SHOP ON AMAZON SMILE!  https://smile.amazon.com/ch/20-0422569.

PRINCETON COMMUNITY DANCES for adults and teens with special needs.

 

Wonderful  time at our  Valentine Dance with our awesome DJ STEVEN KNOX! Thanks to MAUREEN ROURKE for her gorgeous decorating and to ASHLEY OPPENHEIMER-FINK for her fabulous Valentine cookies! NEXT DANCE IS ON MARCH 24th! 

THE INVITATION TO THE MAY 5TH FORMAL DINNER DANCE, UNE SOIRÉE À PARIS, IS NOW AVAILABLE IN FORMS & FLYERS. IT ISN'T TOO EARLY TO SIGN UP--WE REACH CAPACITY VERY QUICKLY FOR THIS EVENT.

PSS and the Princeton Recreation Department co-host monthly dances for adults and teens (ages 13 and up) with special needs.  You can find the SEASON FLYER in Forms & Flyers. Except for the Formal, you can register up until 3:00 p.m. on the date of each dance. The deadline to register for the Formal is the EARLIER of when we reach capacity or 3:00 p.m. on April 14th.

To register, CLICK HERE.

THOMAS STELLA AWARDED 2016 JACK RUTLEDGE CUP!


THE JACK RUTLEDGE CUP IS AWARDED ANNUALLY TO THE PLAYER WHO HAS DEMONSTRATED THE EXCEPTIONAL DETERMINATION, ENTHUSIASM, AND SPORTSMANSHIP EXEMPLIFIED BY OUR FRIEND AND PLAYER, JACK RUTLEDGE. JACK LOST HIS VALIANT FIGHT AGAINST LEUKEMIA IN JANUARY 2008.

THOMAS IS THE SON OF ANDREA AND PSS COACH RICARDO STELLA, AND THE BROTHER OF PSS COACH RICKY STELLA. HE IS PICTURED HERE WITH JACK'S DAD, PSS TRUSTEE, AND HEAD COACH JOHN RUTLEDGE.

PAST WINNERS ARE JOHN DIVER (2008), ETHAN GUELPH (2009), ANDREW McTIGUE (2010), JED YOUNG (2011), FRANCESCA DONA and BEN ORESKY (2012), MICHAEL CARNEVALE (2013), KELLY SASOR (2014), AND BEN BROSOWSKY and ERIC LLANOS (2015).

CONGRATULATIONS, THOMAS!

SAMANTHA TAYLOR NAMED NEWEST JUNIOR COACH!

 

SAMANTHA TAYLOR WAS NAMED A JUNIOR COACH AT THE PSS BBQ ON JUNE 26TH. JUNIOR COACHES ARE  STUDENT VOLUNTEERS (BUDDIES) WHO ARE ELEVATED BY OUR HEAD COACHES BASED ON THEIR EXTRAORDINARY DEDICATION TO PSS AND THE PEOPLE WE SERVE.

CONGRATULATIONS, SAMANTHA!

 

 

 

PRINCETON FAMILY YMCA HONORS PSS WITH 2016 CENTENNIAL AWARD

PRINCETON COUNCIL HONORS PSS WITH PROCLAMATION

ON APRIL 27, PRINCETON COUNCIL RECOGNIZED PSS WITH AN OFFICIAL PROCLAMATION FOR ITS CONTRIBUTION TO THE SPECIAL NEEDS COMMUNITY!

Back row left to right: Hana Oresky, Ann Diver, Joe Marrolli, Deborah Martin Norcross, Ben Stentz, Carmine Conti, Radha Iyer. Front row: Kelly Sasor, Benjamin Oresky, Tejas Iyer, Mike Carnevale.

COUNCILMAN PATRICK SIMON AND RECREATION COMMISSIONER JOANNE ROGERS VISIT POOL BBQ & DANCE


 

Pictured left to right: PSS Secretary Hana Oresky, PSS Co-President Deborah Martin Norcross, Princeton Councilman Patrick Simon, Recreation Commissioner Joanne Rogers, and Princeton resident Jill Henderschott.

VOLUNTEERING

 

STUDENT VOLUNTEERS -- CONTACT ANN DIVER AT anndiver@aol.com.

ADULT VOLUNTEERS -- IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN BECOMING AN ADULT COACH OR IN OTHER ADULT VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES, PLEASE EMAIL princetonspecialsports@gmail.com. ALL PSS ADULT VOLUNTEERS MUST COMPLETE A VOLUNTEER APPLICATION AND CONSENT TO A NATIONWIDE CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK. COACHES AND ON-FIELD VOLUNTEERS WILL ALSO NEED TO ATTEND SAFETY AND CONCUSSION PREVENTION TRAINING.

ARTS FOR ALL! SHOWCASE TWO A GROUND-BREAKING EVENT!

 

MORE THAN 25 VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTISTS SHOWCASED THEIR TALENTS AT THE ARTS COUNCIL OF PRINCETON ON APRIL 16TH. PRESENTED BY THE PRINCETON RECREATION DEPARTMENT AND PSS, IT WAS A GREAT AFTERNOON! READ THE PLANET PRINCETON ARTICLE HERE: http://planetprinceton.com/2016/04/19/32065/.