Members of the Manchester Township Police Department visited the Children’s Specialized Hospital in Toms River on Wednesday, October 5, to present a donation of $1,551 raised during the Ocean County Bravest and Finest Flag Football Tournament this past summer.

Children's Specialized Hospital Donation

The officers met staff members and were given a tour of the impressive Stevens Road facility, which is home to 26 long-term care patients. On behalf of Manchester PBA 246, they presented the check to Children’s Specialized Hospital representatives Alexis D’Anton, Community Engagement Coordinator, and Deidre Caruso, Volunteer Coordinator.

Organized by Ptl. Rickvalsky, the tournament featured 12 teams of police and firefighters. The participating teams were from: Long Beach Island, Barnegat, Toms River, Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office, Ocean County Sheriff’s Department, Ocean County Department of Corrections, Ewing, Franklin, Berkeley, Tuckerton/Little Egg Harbor, and Seaside Heights. For the second year in a row, the Toms River Police Department took home the first place trophy.

“Ptl. Rickvalsky and all the emergency responders who gave their time to this worthy cause should be proud of their efforts. Our officers strive to give back to the community whenever possible, even when they’re not in uniform,” said Chief Lisa Parker.

Thank you to the following sponsors for your generous support: Johanna McConnel, Termini Nutrition, A Simply Greener Landscaping, Crossfit Razor, Stafford PBA #297, Anchorage Spine and Physical Therapy, Three B’s, Shoprite, and All-Star Bagel.