Student athletes, hall of famers, and athletic administrators honored by CCC.
This year, Camden County College celebrates 50 years of serving the community and each department at the College is hosting a special event as part of “50 Events for 50 Years.” On Thursday, February 15, the Camden County College Athletics Program and kicked off the rebirth of the Camden County College Athletic Hall of Fame and honored all winter sports athletes.
Prior to tipoff of the CCC men’s basketball game, students from wrestling and both men’s and women’s basketball were honored with certificates. They were personally congratulated by the College president, their coaches, and the director of athletics.
At halftime, five high school seniors signed national letters of intent to attend Camden County College next year. Seniors Samantha Torres (Hammonton High School) and Emily Auletto (Sterling High School) will play softball next year for the Cougars. Seniors Dylan Kleiner (Seneca High School), Nicholas D’Agostino (Gloucester City High School), and Andrew Rodrigues (Chichester High School, PA) will play baseball for the Cougars starting this fall.
“All of our winter sport athletes were in the audience, and we honored our hall of famers, so it was nice to see incoming athletes interacting with current and former Cougars,” states Director of Athletics, William Banks.
Ten members of the Camden County College Athletics Hall of Fame helped unveil a banner listing all hall of fame inductees which will hang in the Papiano Gym. “This signifies the revival of our Athletics Hall of Fame which is one of our initiatives this year,” states Banks.
Additionally, Hudson County Freeholder, Jerry Walker, honored CCC Director of Athletics, William Banks, and CCC Director of Special Events and Facilities, Kay Byrd with proclamations for their work with the Team Walker AAU Basketball Team. Team Walker AAU is an organization that improves the quality of life for children of Jersey City by offering youth programs similar to those provided to Jerry and Jasper Walker when they were children. Camden County College is a proud host of Team Walker events each year.
Team Walker also donated $1500 to the Camden County College Foundation for athletic programs.
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