Bengalthon, a walk-a-thon involving over 1500 6th, 7th and 8th graders, took place on Friday, Oct. 18 at 10am, at Bloomfield Middle School, Huck Rd., in Bloomfield. Proceeds from the event will benefit The Bloomfield Educational Foundation, and specifically will fund after school health, wellness and enrichment programs at BMS. Students were asked to raise $10 per person as well as more with friends and family donations. This year’s walk matched the $10,000 goal not including sponsorship contributions.
“We found a need to add after school programs in areas such as fitness, nutrition, and the arts with the hope to promote health and wellness for our students. The Bloomfield Educational Foundation wanted to help support this endeavor, and working together, we created the Bengalthon to raise funds for this purpose,” explained BMS Middle School Principal, Alla Vayda-Manzo.
Once again, Bengalthon’s Champion Sponsor was Brookdale Shop-Rite located on Broad St. in Bloomfield. Bagels Abroad also located on Broad St., was this year’s Breakfast and Opening Ceremonies Sponsor, and Modell’s of Bloomfield and APG Security of South Amboy, were this year’s Blue Ribbon Sponsors. Festivities began with a kick-off ceremony at 9:30am and then the students walked for approximately 30 minutes with the Bloomfield High School Band, high school cheerleaders and members of various sports teams cheering them on. Every walker received a commemorative T-shirt and breakfast. There were prizes supplied by Modell’s for the students who raised the most in pledge support.
“We’d like to thank our sponsors, Brookdale Shop-Rite, Bagels Abroad, Modell’s and APG Security for helping to make this possible. Their involvement in our community is very crucial to our success,” stated Vayda-Manzo.
The Bloomfield Educational Foundation (BEF) held its 2019 Annual Awards Gala Dinner on May 3, 2019 at the Forest Hill Field Club in Bloomfield, N. J. A sell-out crowd was on hand as eight athletes were inducted into the Bloomfield High School Hall of fame that evening. All proceeds benefited the Bloomfield Educational Foundation, a registered 501-c-3, supporting the Bloomfield Public Schools.
Mike Lamberti, Correspondent
The 30th annual Ted Jasieniecki Alumni Basketball Game will be held at Bloomfield High on Friday, Jan. 18, beginning at 7 p.m.
The game honors one of Bloomfield’s basketball greats with proceeds from the contest going toward the Theodore Jasieniecki Memorial Scholarship.
Since the game’s inception in 1988, over $125,000 in scholarships has been awarded.
Michael Sceurman, a former Bloomfield High player and the township’s current recreation director, is hoping for a big turnout of players for the many games that evening.
“We will have sixth-grade girls and boys teams, playing exhibition games, beginning at 5:45 p.m.,” said Sceurman. “The alumni game is at 7 p.m. We’re looking for a big turnout of players, men and women, who played for Bloomfield to come and play in the game “