This year, the 18th Season of the Hamilton Park Summer League was a special one dedicated to our dear friend Tom Konchalski who passed away this year in February 2021. Your presence was sadly missed by all the coaches, participants, and your friends at Hamilton Park. Rest in Peace to the great Tom Konchalski; we will never forget you.
My Staff and I would like to thank Mayor Steve Fulop, the Jersey City Municipal Council, & Director Lucinda McLaughlin for supporting our 18th season at Hamilton Park. Special thanks to Moishe’s Moving Systems for purchasing our reversible jerseys, KRE Real Estate Group for purchasing our shorts, the basketball officials and sponsors who donated the money to purchase our shot clocks for this season; the league is forever grateful and cannot thank you enough! To the JCPD East District, we thank you for watching over us and keeping our community safe. We are also grateful to the J.C. Fire Department, the Port Authority, J.C. electrician Lee and J.C. Department of Public Works for helping restore our lights on the court in such a short notice. Thank you also to Nick and Harry from Nardini’s Electric Co. for your service. Thank you to the Jersey City Board President Mussab Ali, Board Members Gina Verdibello, Gerald Lyons and Alexander Hamilton, and also our friend Felicia North for helping us get Franklin L. Williams Middle School #7 & Principal Jaimie Barnaskas for allowing us to use it as our rain site. Special appreciation to all our other rain sites for allowing the league to host the games this season: Sacred Heart, Dickinson HS, NJCU & Hudson Catholic. Special thanks to the Jersey City Parking Authority, and thank You to Elna Mukaida and the Hamilton Park Neighborhood Association for all your support. To all of our sponsors, a sincere thank you for once again their generosity in supporting the Hamilton Park Summer League. It is with their support and the J.C. Department of Recreation & Youth Development that allows the summer League to give out such prestigious awards. To our Hamilton Park fans and community, we would like to thank you all who came out to watch the games every night as your support is a HUGE part of what makes our league such a great success. You have welcomed us each year with open arms, and your hospitality is always appreciated. To all the coaches and participants of the 22 teams that participated this season, you made our 18th season a very successful one! With your cooperation, your dedication and support, our league is the best League in the state of New Jersey and the Tri- State area. Thank you to all our referee officials’ for a great job this season! Congratulations to Patrick School on winning the championship this season; job well done! We would also like to thank Hudson Catholic for a great Championship game; it was beyond awesome! Congratulations Elijah Lewis from Watchung Hills HS who was our MVP of the Hamilton Park Summer League this season. Special thanks to our photographer Kaushal Gandhi and all the other photographers who sent us great pictures of our future stars. To our announcer Joh Hester, Allison our Singer & DJ Ricky, you all are a part of our success. Thank you to Matt Bruining who did a tremendous job with the Hamilton Park web site; you may be in Tennessee but you will never be forgotten! We are looking forward to our 19th season in 2022 at beautiful Hamilton Park. We will continue in making our season even better next year. It is a known fact that Hamilton Park is one of the best summer leagues around. Any teams who would like to participate should e-mail us at Hamiltonpark9@aol.com by the end of March, 2022. Anyone who would like to donate can also do so. The Department of Recreation and Youth Development Donations help make our league such a great success. Once again, With Gratitude & APPRECIATION TO ALL OF YOU! It was great to be back for our 18th season. Looking forward to our 19th season at beautiful Hamilton Park and being a part of the Hamilton Park Community!