This past Tuesday, New Brunswick Tomorrow’s Bobadilla Summer Soccer Academy and its network of supporters held a graduation event for 150 participants who attended this year’s camp, celebrating a job well done for another summer.
Named after its creator, Mike Bobadilla, a Captain with the New Brunswick Police Department, the Bobadilla Summer Soccer Academy is a free five-week summer camp offered by New Brunswick Tomorrow with support from PRAB, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, Parker Home and several other community agencies.
This free community program meets for five days a week over a one month period during the summer in which New Brunswick kids ages 6-15 play soccer, participate in community service projects and workshops and read.
Each team was also tasked with a community service project, performing such tasks as a cleanup that netted 265 pounds of litter from City streets and assisting a local family that had been displaced from their home in a fire.
At the graduation ceremony, each participant was given a medal, a new backpack for school and a soccer ball.
To view a gallery of photos of the Bobadilla Summer Soccer Academy, click here.