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Princeton Special Sports recognizes players and volunteers

Princeton Special Sports honored players and volunteers at the group’s annual barbeque on June 25.

James “Big Game” Gater of Kendall Park was awarded the Princeton Special Sports 2017 Jack Rutledge Cup, which is awarded annually to the player who has demonstrated the exceptional determination and sportsmanship of former PSS player Jack Rutledge, who died in 2008 after an illness.

James Gater with PSS Trustee John Rutledge, Jack Rutledge’s dad.

PSS also honored student volunteer coordination Ann Diver, who relocated from Princeton recently, and retiring senior head coach John Rutledge. Both received dedicated service wards for their many years volunteering with Princeton Special Sports.

Ann Diver and John Rutledge

PSS also presented a dedicated service award to former Princeton Recreation Department program supervisor Joe Marrolli, who is now the director of recreation and senior services in Pemberton Township.

Joe Marrolli

Student volunteer buddies Tom Doran, Sam Gartenberg, Noah Goldner, Rhea Ravichander and Jon Wolfe were elevated to the position of junior coach. Junior coaches are student volunteers who have shown and extraordinary commitment to PSS and its participants over several years.

Rhea Ravichander and Noah Goldner

Krystal Knapp

Krystal Knapp is the founding editor of Planet Princeton. She can be reached via email at editor AT planetprinceton.com. Send all letters to the editor and press releases to that email address.

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