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Sunday, September 11, 2016   12:00 PM

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 PROGRAMS ARE OPEN TO OUR FRIENDS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS FROM ANY TOWN. PLAYERS MUST BE AT LEAST 6 AS OF JANUARY 1 OF THE YEAR FOR WHICH THEY ARE REGISTERING TO PARTICIPATE IN OUR SPORTS PROGRAMS, AND AT LEAST 13 TO ATTEND THE DANCES. GO TO HOW TO SIGN UP FOR SPORTS REGISTRATION INFORMATION. SCROLL DOWN ON THIS PAGE FOR INFORMATION ABOUT THE DANCES.

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

IN APRIL HONOR YOGA RAN A PROGRAM TO BENEFIT PSS, AND IN MAY, MAX CHALLENGE PRINCETON DEDICATED ITS DAY OF GIVING CHALLENGE TO US. WE ARE VERY GRATEFUL!

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’VE LEARNED THAT “PSS” HAS SOMETIMES BEEN USED FOR ACTIVITIES THAT AREN'T OURS WITHOUT US KNOWING ABOUT IT. IF YOU’RE EVER NOT SURE IF AN ACTIVITY IS BEING RUN BY US, PLEASE JUST EMAIL US. 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.

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!

 

 

 

OUR MONTHLY DANCES ... for adults and teens with special needs. 2016-17 SEASON REGISTRATION OPEN!

 

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO HELPED MAKE 2015-16 A GREAT DANCE SEASON. OUR MAY 6, 2016 FORMAL DINNER DANCE WAS THE BEST YET!

2016-17 DANCE SEASON REGISTRATION IS OPEN - FLYER AVAILABLE IN FORMS & FLYERS.

On May 6th, more than 60 of our friends and neighbors with special needs attended JOURNEY TO INDIA, the annual formal dinner dance presented by Princeton Special Sports and the Princeton Recreation Department. The event was catered by Princeton restaurant Cross Culture and McCaffery's bakery. Music was provided by our extraordinary DJ Steven Knox, with photography by the very talented Jaime Escarpeta. See Letter Thanking Volunteers.

The season ended with our annual BBQ at the CP Pool on June 6th. Dances will resume in September. The 2016-17 Fiyer is now available in Forms & Flyers.  To register, CLICK HERE.

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.