New Scoreboards Donated to Pinelands Regional High School

Feb 28, 2018
Photo by: Kayla Davis

What a night at Pinelands Regional High School on Monday!

The Wildcats won the first New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association boys basketball state playoff game in the history of the school, soundly defeating Gloucester Tech by a 70-42 count.

As the crowd was beginning to file in about an hour before tip-off, the Pinelands community had another reason to celebrate, thanks to Barbara A. Bobbin Wilkinson of the New York Life Insurance Co. in Tuckerton and Dr. John Kulin, founder and CEO of Urgent Care Now in Little Egg Harbor, Manahawkin, Lanoka Harbor and Toms River. The two donated a pair of new, badly needed scoreboards to the Pinelands High School gym, with members of the boys basketball team unveiling them in a short ceremony.

“We donated one each,” said Wilkinson of the signs that cost over $5,000 each.

New York Life is also giving $5,000 toward new scoreboards at the Pinelands football field.

The community has stepped up to the plate for the Pinelands Regional School District before. In August the 9th Annual “A Community That Cares” 5k race and one-mile family walk was sponsored by the Lighthouse Family Youth Center, Urgent Care Now, and Pinelands Athletics. The proceeds benefited Pinelands teams as well as local families in need of food, clothing, etc. Some $6,200 was donated to the district.

“The money went for boys and girls basketball uniforms, wrestling uniforms, softball, uh, let’s say athletic gear,” said Wilkinson, trying to recall all of the purchases while eagerly awaiting the unveiling of the new high school gym scoreboards.

It was a winning evening indeed at Pinelands.  —R.M.




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