Last Updated: December 6, 2016
 BASKETBALL STARTS 1/8! OUR HOLIDAY DANCE IS ON DECEMBER 16! SCROLL DOWN THE WELCOME PAGE FOR MORE INFORMATION AND THE REGISTRATION LINK.  
  • PSS CO-FOUNDER CARMINE CONTI NAMED TO LITTLE LEAGUE INT'L BOARD!
  • THOMAS STELLA AWARDED 2016 JACK RUTLEDGE CUP!
  • SAMANTHA TAYLOR NAMED JUNIOR COACH!
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  • 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! 

THANK YOU!!! IN APRIL HONOR YOGA AND PSS PARENT STEPHANIE McDADE RAN A PROGRAM TO BENEFIT PSS. IN MAY, MAX CHALLENGE PRINCETON DEDICATED ITS DAY OF GIVING CHALLENGE TO US. WE ARE VERY GRATEFUL TO THESE ORGANIZATIONS AND TO THE MANY INDIVIDUALS WHO SUPPORT US WITH THEIR DONATIONS!

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

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

A NOTE ABOUT OTHER PROGRAMS: WE REGULARLY CIRCULATE INFORMATION AND FLYERS ABOUT ACTIVITIES RUN BY OTHER GROUPS AS A SERVICE TO OUR COMMUNITY. WE’VE LEARNED, THOUGH, THAT “PSS” HAS SOMETIMES BEEN USED BY PROGRAMS WITH WHICH WE HAVE NO INVOLVEMENT WITHOUT US KNOWING ABOUT IT. IF YOU’RE EVER NOT SURE IF AN ACTIVITY IS BEING RUN BY US, PLEASE DON'T HESITATE TO ASK. CURRENT PSS PROGRAMS ARE ONLY PSS BASKETBALL, BASEBALL, AND SOCCER, AND THE PRINCETON COMMUNITY DANCES WE CO-SPONSOR WITH THE PRINCETON RECREATION DEPARTMENT.

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.

 

HOLIDAY DANCE AND T.A.S.K. DRIVE ARE ON DECEMBER 16--THE FLYER WITH SIGN-UP INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE IN FORMS & FLYERS.

PSS and the Princeton Recreation Department co-host monthly dances for adults and teens (ages 13 and up) with special needs.  December 16th is our HOLIDAY DANCE--celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa--and our annual donation drive to benefit the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen. Registration by 3:00 p.m. on the date of each dance is required.

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!

 

 

 

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.

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/.

 

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.

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.