18th Season of Hamilton Park Summer League Cancelled

To our Hamilton Park fans,

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are saddened to announce that this season’s Hamilton Park Summer League will be cancelled. This season would have been our 18th season of the summer league, and we were looking forward to having all of our teams, fans, and supporters back for another summer. However, the safety of every individual is a priority. Although these are unprecedented times, things will return to normal at some point in time. The Hamilton Park Summer League will anticipate to return in 2021. We ask for everyone to stay safe during these unprecedented times, practice social distancing, and keep all essential workers in your thoughts and prayers. Again, we apologize for the cancellation of this year’s Hamilton Park Summer League. Stay safe everyone!

Hamilton Park Summer League 18th Season!

We are approaching another season of some great competitive Boy’s High School Basketball at beautiful Hamilton Park! This league has been here for 17 years, and we are approaching our 18th year of the Hamilton Park Summer League. We are super excited to announce a new addition to this year’s summer league: a shot clock system! For the first time, the Hamilton Park Summer League will be implementing a regulating 30-second shot clock, with two shot clocks on the court. We will be the first Boy’s High School Basketball summer league in the state of New Jersey to be implementing a shot-clock system, making the game of basketball more interesting and much more fast-paced!

The Hamilton Park Summer League would like to address another area. There have been some questions and concerns about the start date of our 18th season of the Hamilton Park Summer League. We are anticipating to start the Hamilton Park Summer League on June 8th all the way up to August 12th being the Championship Game. Our main concern is everyone’s health and safety. With the recent COVID-19 pandemic, this has brought some speculation as to whether or not the Hamilton Park Summer League will happen or not. Please continue to look on the website for more updates about this season of the Hamilton Park Summer League. We hope everyone is safe and healthy during these unprecedented times!

Hamilton Park Summer League Takes a Trip to Texas!

Hey Hamilton Park fans!

The Hamilton Park Summer League took a special trip to Texas this weekend! The Hamilton Park Summer League coordinator Pat Devaney and his son, Sean, made a special trip to Arlington, TX to visit AT&T Stadium. They are huge Dallas Cowboys fans and will be watching the season opener vs. the NY Giants later today! Check out some photos of their time in Texas. Enjoy your trip guys! 🙂

With Gratitude & Appreciation to All of You!

With Gratitude and Appreciation to All of You!

 

My Staff and I would like to thank Mayor Steve Fulop, the Jersey City Municipal Council, Acting Director Lucinda McLaughlin, and Past Director Arthur J. Williams for supporting our 17th season at Hamilton Park. Special thanks to Moishe’s Self Storage for purchasing our reversible jerseys, KRE Real Estate Group for purchasing our shorts, & JAG Engineering for purchasing our chairs and covers. Thank you to the JCPD East District for watching over us during the games night in and night out. Special appreciation to the high schools that allowed us to use their gyms as rain sites for the games this season: County Prep, Dickinson HS, Marist, Hudson Catholic, St. Peter’s Prep, and McNair. Thank you again to the Hamilton Park Neighborhood Association for the new basketball court that the players enjoyed playing on. Sincere thanks to all of our sponsors for once again being generous in supporting the Hamilton Park Summer League. It is with their support and the Jersey City Dept. of Recreation that allows the summer League to give out such prestigious awards.  The Hamilton Park Summer League thanks Wichdogs for your delicious Hot dogs and great lemonade as well as the Taste of Poland for their delicious food. Lastly, to all the fans as well as the Hamilton Park Community who come out to watch the games every night, thank you! 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 very much appreciated! To all of the coaches and participants of the 22 teams that participated this season, you all have made our 17thseason a very successful one. With your cooperation, dedication and support, our league is the best league in the state of New Jersey and the tri-state area. Thank you to all of our referee officials’ for a great job this season! Congratulations to the Patrick School on winning the Hamilton Park Summer League Championship this season; job well done! We would also thank Gill St. Bernard’s for a great Championship game; it was beyond awesome! Congratulations to Kareem Thomas of Irvington HS who was our MVP of the Hamilton Park Summer League. Special thanks to our photographer Peter Zirnis, Tom Konchalski for making the trips down to Jersey City and watching our future stars, our announcer’s John Nagel & Kirk Quockco, our singer’s Allison & Elivia, & DJ Mike Miles & DJ Ricky. All of you are a big part of our success. A heartful thank you goes out to Matt Bruining who did a tremendous job with our website. You may be in Tennessee, but you will never be forgotten! We are looking forward to our 18th season in 2020 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, 2020. Anyone who would like to donate can also do so. The Department of Recreation and donations help make our league such a great success. Once again, With Gratitude & APPRECIATION TO ALL OF YOU! It was a great 17thseason. Looking forward to our 18thseason at beautiful Hamilton Park and being a part of the Hamilton Park Community. 

                                                                                                              Pat Devaney

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Hamilton Park Summer League Action Photos: Championship Game 8/14/19

Attention Everyone!

We have tons of photos to show you all! Take a look at the action photos from the Hamilton Park Summer League Championship Game. There are photos that were taken outside from the original scheduled Championship Game back on August 7th, as well as photos from the rescheduled Championship Game on August 14th. 1 seed, Patrick School, defeated 6 seed Gill St. Bernard’s 59-58 to win the Hamilton Park Summer League Championship! Congrats again to The Patrick School for becoming the 2019 Hamilton Park Summer League Champions. The Hamilton Park Summer League would like to thank Peter Zirnis for doing an amazing job with these action photos all season long! Your work is much appreciated! Take a look at the photos from the Championship Game posted below. 🙂

Hamilton Park Summer League Results: Championship Game 8/14/19

Hamilton Park Summer League

Your 2019 Hamilton Park Summer League Champions: 1 Patrick School! Congratulations to 1 Patrick School for becoming the 2019 Hamilton Park Summer League Champions. After waiting an entire week to conclude the 17th season of the Hamilton Park Summer League, we were able to witness an exciting Championship Game between 6 Gill St. Bernard’s and 1 Patrick School. From start to finish, both teams gave it everything they had on the court, but 1 Patrick School sealed the victory with a score of 59-58. The Hamilton Park Summer League would like to thank everyone who attended today’s Championship Game! Stay tuned as action photos of today’s Championship Game will be posted on the website soon! 🙂

Hamilton Park Summer League Championship Game

 1 Patrick School – 59 6 Gill St. Bernard’s – 58