COMMUNITY VIDEO: NJ Devils' Blake Coleman Visits Newark Ironbound Boys and Girls Club
Students at The Boys and Girls Club located in Newark's Ironbound section were paid a pleasant visit by NJ Devils' own Blake Coleman and his wife, Jordan who came with gifts of donations and season tickets.
Blake and Jordan understood how important it was for all the children to be able to not only receive the donations but be in the presence of their role models.
Officials said the mission of Blake’s “Pickles Pals” is to inspire young people to read and embrace education while providing a fun learning environment.
According to Boys and Girls Club Director Mrs. Zee Oliveira, "Pickles Pals" has introduced hockey to our Boys and Girls club members.
"I am grateful that Blake gave free game tickets that allowed entrance to during the week and weekend games at the Prudential Center where they could cheer for the Devils. He has opened up new doors for these amazing kids and we are beyond thankful for him and Jordan,” Director Zee Oliveira said.
The children were excited to see the dynamic duo and even got the opportunity to not only break in their new air hockey machine against Blake but also team up with one another to play field hockey in the gym.
The atmosphere was magical and it truly felt like a family gathering even though the event was supposed to be all about the “Pickles Pals” and giving back to the community.
Ms. Zee and her amazing staff teamed up and created a mock baby shower for Blake and Jordan as an act of gratitude and celebration for the expecting couple.
Mrs. Zee said "everyone has the greatness to reach their full potential. “
Being apart of Blake and Jordan community platform gives the children frequent reminders that the sky's the limit and to keep their dreams and hopes alive.