Monthly Archives: April 2016
The goal of the newly opened My Little Sweet Tea Parties in Pennsauken is to give little girls the best birthday ever, while giving parents a break from the stress of putting together a party at home.
Longtime Pennsauken resident Sue McCleery has lived in the Chadwick section of town for over 12 years. And while she’s a trained paralegal and has worked as a realtor, her real knack is putting together one-of-a-kind events for a child’s special day.
April is National Autism Awareness Month, a time of year to recognize children and adults with autism by using the color “blue.” To emphasis the point, Penn Queen Diner, located at 7349 Crescent Blvd. in Pennsauken, is celebrating by offering a Blue Plate Special Day on Tuesday, April 26 in Honor of Autism Month and to support its longtime neighbor down the street: Crescent Hill Academy, a school for children with autism and other special needs.
AMP UP! Move to End Bladder Cancer is a movement happening across the country during the month May, which is National Bladder Cancer Awareness Month. Locally, AMP UP! Pennsauken is hosting a Bladder Cancer Walk on Saturday, May 7 at Cooper River Park. The walk is dedicated to Robert Collins, Sr., who lost his battle with bladder cancer in 2007, as well as to others who have passed away from or have been diagnosed with this disease.
By Eric Mossop, Athletic Director, Pennsauken High School
Arguably, no sport brings more excitement to the PHS gymnasium than Coach Jack Killion, Jr.’s boys volleyball team. The team has made deep playoff runs each of the past five seasons, and looks to make another deep run behind the talented senior class of Malek Maddah, Robert Macauley, Andy Tran, and Jared Jordan. Junior Tuan Nguyen is also slowly becoming one of the better setters in South Jersey!
During the month of April, Pennsauken Youth Athletic Activities (PYAA) is offering a $50 discount for football and cheerleading early registration.
This month only, registration for football players is $100 each; cheerleaders can be registered for $75 per person. All participants must be paid in full at time of registration; no refunds will be provided.
Registration will be held every Thursday in April from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the PYAA Field House on Marion and Elm avenues.
Beef And Beer Held On April 16
PYAA will be hosting a beef and beer event on Saturday, April 16 from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the PYAA Field House. Tickets are $10 per person and proceeds benefit youth sports programs.
Tickets are on sale Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at PYAA’s turf game field, located at 4250 Burwood Ave.
By Mr. Adamson, Physical Education Teacher, Phifer Middle School
The “Phifer’s Phittest” club meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays after school until 4:00 p.m. at Phifer Middle School. Half of our time is spent on fitness activities, while the other half is spent on a variety of sporting tournaments. All of the students at Phifer’s Phittest are well rounded, both athletically and academically, with the potential to excel at anything they wish. However, not all students have decided which sport they would like to pursue. This is where a club like ours is beneficial; Phifer’s Phittest was designed so that students can have fun while finding their unique talent and learn how to use it.
Being involved in athletics growing up has taught me many lessons, shaping me into the adult that I am today. I would like students to benefit from the same opportunities. My goal is to have each of these students identify their own unique athletic talent; I hope some of them are already on their way!