North Bergen Recreation’s soccer season officially kicked off with the annual parade on Wednesday, April 11, 2018.
Mayor Nicholas Sacco and Parks & Recreation Commissioner Hugo Cabrera led players from the township’s 40 teams, plus their fans and supporters, as they marched from Bergenline Avenue to the soccer field in Bruin Stadium. About 800 kids ages 6 to 16 participate in the recreation soccer program annually.
John Belluardo was honored at the event for his more than 35 years as a soccer coach and 400 wins. Also joining in the parade festivities were Commissioners Hugo Cabrera, Julio Marenco, Allen Pascual, Frank Gargiulo, Freeholder Anthony Vainieri, Police Chief Robert Dowd, Recreation Director James Avella, and many other township officials and residents.