Serving the Needs of Our Community through Advocacy and Fundraising
The Recreation Foundation of Hopewell Valley has been the area’s premier advocate for facilities that provide active and healthy recreational options for area youth since 1999. Foundation Trustees include the heads of all the major recreation providers in Hopewell Valley. Through creative and successful fundraising activities resulting in donations of nearly $1.5 million, the Foundation has been the driving force in the construction of five multi-use fields at the Athletic Fields at Timberlane and a multi-sport artificial turf field at Central High School.
The Recreation Foundation’s tireless efforts to alleviate the acute shortage of recreational facilities in the Valley have provided hundreds of youngsters in scholastic sports programs, as well as recreational leagues, with safe and convenient playing fields. The Foundation’s work serves as a powerful example of the importance of community partnerships with local schools and dedication to the healthy development of the Valley’s youth.
We've Come A Long Way
Ten years ago there was no recreation director, no recreation advisory committee, no recreation budget, and no recreation master plan. The fields at Brandon Farms were unplayable, the Athletic Fields at Timberlane were non-existent and the skate park was only a dream. So much has been accomplished since those early meetings. The Foundation’s success has depended on the generosity of individuals, the school district, local, county and state government, the business community, and our corporate neighbors and on the realization that we can do more together than we could ever accomplish on our own.