About 50 kids were honored by Mayor Nicholas Sacco and Recreation Commissioner Hugo Cabrera at the township’s first Basketball All-Star Awards on May 5. The dinner and awards presentation was held in the Pop Warner Building at the Recreation Center. All the participants received commemorative t-shirts.
Kids from North Bergen’s 5th, 6th, and 7th grades participated in the event, representing the best of the best in their respective age groups. The 7th grade team ended the season with a record of 44 wins and 1 loss, winning three out of four leagues. The 6th grade team won the West New York League. This was the first year the 5th grade had an all-star team.
The township launched the basketball program six years ago and has teams for grades 5 through 8. Next year the plan is to expand and add a 4th grade team.