North Bergen held its annual soccer awards and barbecue on June 30 at Bruins Stadium in Braddock Park. All team participants received awards, with special recognition given to three teams for winning championships in their respective divisions.
Team Eagles won the Division 1 title, representing kids ages 14, 15, and 16. Team Junior won the title in Division 2, for ages 10, 11, and 12. And Team Olympia won top honors in Division 3, ages 8, 9, and 10.
Mayor and State Senator Nicholas Sacco drove up from Trenton to attend the event and congratulate the winners and participants, then drove back down to Trenton to deal with ongoing issues regarding the state budget.
Approximately 1,100 kids ages 6 to 16 participated this year in the township’s 47 youth soccer teams. An estimated 800 of them attended the awards ceremony. Everyone who attended was treated to a hearty meal of barbecue and pizza.