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RWJBarnabas Health Announced as Title Sponsor of NJYS Annual Awards Dinner

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East Windsor, N.J. (November 28, 2018) - New Jersey Youth Soccer proudly announced today that RWJBarnabas Health has been named the title sponsor of its Annual Awards Dinner.

Each year, NJ Youth Soccer honors New Jersey youth players, teams, coaches, referees and volunteers for outstanding performances and contributions during the preceding year. The evening also acknowledges many of the state's boys and girls U.S. Youth Soccer National Championship Series, Presidents Cup and Commissioners Cup champions, as well as players who have been selected for the U.S. Youth Soccer East Region ODP pool team.

"NJ Youth Soccer is excited to expand our relationship with RWJBarnabas Health, a true leader in health care," said Evelyn Gill, NJYS President. "We share a mutual focus in serving as a resource in the community, and we look forward to delivering on that to benefit our membership."

RWJBarnabas Health is New Jersey's largest integrated health care delivery system, providing treatment and services to more than three million patients each year. Throughout RWJBarnabas Health, the dedicated staff of physicians, nurses and health professionals are committed to providing the highest quality of patient care and health education to the community and region.

"We are extremely pleased to be the title sponsor of the New Jersey Youth Soccer Annual Awards Dinner and to align with an outstanding organization such as NJYS," stated Barry H. Ostrowsky, President and Chief Executive Officer of RWJBarnabas Heatlh. "NJYS supports athletics for both young boys and girls. This relationship furthers our mission to promote healthier living for all the members of our communities, which is essential in our efforts to transform health care in New Jersey."

Since 2014, participation at the NJYS Annual Award Dinner has grown more than 100%, with the 2018 event hosting more than 800 guests. In recent years, the gala has enjoyed the presence of world-class stars like Christie Pearce Rampone, Jill Loyden and two-time FIFA Player of the Year Carli Lloyd, who provided the keynote address this past February. The 2019 NJYS Awards Dinner will take place on Friday, February 1, at the Pines Manor in Edison, N.J.

During the 2019 NJYS Awards Dinner, the following awards will be presented to honor individual contributions:

  • Bob McNulty Coach of the Year
  • Recreation Program of the Year
  • Recreation Coach of the Year
  • TOPSoccer Volunteer of the Year
  • Liesel Krehan Volunteer of the Year
  • Youth Referee of the Year
  • Comeback Player of the Year presented by JAG-ONE
  • Allan Sinclair Memorial Scholarship
  • Jeanine Willis Scholarship
  • Brett Fenster Memorial Scholarship

Additionally, NJYS will induct a new member into the New Jersey Youth Soccer Hall of Fame, with previous inductees including Tony Meola, Christie Pearce Rampone, Tab Ramos, Carli Lloyd, John Harkes and Tobin Heath.

For more information about the 2019 NJYS Awards Dinner, please email communications@njyouthsoccer.com. Also make sure to follow NJ Youth Soccer on social media: @NJYouthSoccer

About NJ Youth Soccer Association

New Jersey Youth Soccer, a 501(c) (3) organization affiliated with U.S. Youth Soccer and the U.S. Soccer Federation, is comprised of more than 100,000 players from 5 to 19-years-old; 20,000+ coaches; and thousands of volunteers. Members collectively support the sport of soccer through training, practice, competition and the spirit of good sportsmanship. The association features recreational, travel soccer programs at multiple skill levels; Olympic Development Programs (ODP); tournaments including the National Championship series; coach training and certification programs; and TOPSoccer, a program for children with special needs. The New Jersey U.S. Youth Soccer ODP provides training and competitive programs for players of the highest caliber for the purpose of increasing the success of the U.S. National Teams.

About RWJBarnabasHealth

RWJBarnabas Health is the largest, most comprehensive health care system in New Jersey, with a service area covering nine counties with five million people. The system includes eleven acute care hospitals; three acute care children's hospitals and a leading pediatric rehabilitation hospital (Children's Specialized Hospital) with its multiple outpatient centers, a freestanding 100-bed behavioral health center, two trauma centers, a satellite emergency department, ambulatory care centers, geriatric centers, the state's largest behavioral health network, comprehensive home care and hospice programs, fitness and wellness centers, retail pharmacy services, a medical group, multi-site imaging centers and two accountable care organizations. RWJBarnabas Health is New Jersey's largest private employer - with more than 33,000 employees, 9,000 physicians and 1,000 residents and interns.

RWJBarnabas Health recently announced a partnership with Rutgers University to create New Jersey's largest academic health care system. The collaboration will align RWJBarnabas Health with Rutgers' education, research and clinical activities, including those at the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey - the state's only National Institutes of Health-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center-- and Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care. The alliance will result in a multi-specialty group that will be one of the largest medical groups in the country.