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Sports & Recreational Photos & Videos

The sky is the limit and you are stronger than you think you are.  Let’s come out of our comfort zone and become participants in the sports and recreational activities we desire.  I am looking forward to a new beginning of raising expectations and living the lives we want.  We Got This!

NFBNJ Garden State Chapter President Ryan Stevens and Secretary Katie Maunder performing in the Collingswood Community Chorus Holiday Concert on December 11, 2018. It took place at the Scottish Rite Auditorium in Collingswood. Katie is in the soprano section, and Ryan is in the tenor section playing the bells.

Ellen Sullivan at work in garden
Ellen Sullivan, affiliate interim secretary and secretary of the At Large Chapter, is at work volunteering at Mallinckrodt Convent in Mendam, NJ. A lotta lotta weeding to make beds ready for the growing season! (May 2018)

Andrew Rees, Linda Melendez, and Joetta Clark Diggs at Somerset County's 4th annual 5K Race to Wellness
Andrew Rees (Vice President of the NFBNJ Central Jersey Chapter and the NFBNJ Deaf-Blind Division) with Joetta Clark Diggs (a 4-time Olympian who competed in 1988, 1992, 1996 and 2000) along with Linda Melendez (New Jersey State and Central Jersey Chapter Board Member and Chair of the Sports & Recreation Committee). Andrew and Linda participated in the 4th Annual 5K Race to Wellness in Somerset County, which took place on Saturday, June 24, 2017 at Somerset’s Colonial Park. All proceeds from the race benefited Somerset County non-profits such as Empower Somerset, Somerset County 4-H and Somerset County Tourism.

Marian Lee, member of the NFBNJ Capital Chapter, performing a Chineese spiral
Marian Lee, member of the NFB Capital Chapter, is wearing a black skating dress while doing a Chineese spiral (while skating on one foot, one arm is in front while the other reaches back to hold the skate blade).

Andrew Rees and Linda Melendez at Yankees home opener, April 2017
Andrew Reese with his girlfriend Linda Melendez at Yankee Stadium Opening Day Game on April 10, 2017 against the Tampa Bay Rays. Andrew and Linda are active members at the state and local levels of NFBNJ.

Beach Day Pictures

Joe Ruffalo winning at the Bean Tossing Contest at Asbury Park Beach during the Sports and Recreation Division August 25, 2018 Asbury Park Beach Day
Photo of Joseph Ruffalo, President of the National Federation of the Blind of New Jersey, winning at the Bean Tossing Contest at Asbury Park Beach during the Sports and Recreation Division August 25, 2018 Asbury Park Beach Day. Joe’s toss was absolutely perfect, it went directly in the hole!

Lerone Walker, Mary Jo Partyka, Joseph Ruffalo, Vee Gaspa and Linda Melendez at the Asbury Park Beach for the Asbury Park Beach Day on August 25, 2018
Picture of Lerone Walker, Mary Jo Partyka, Joseph Ruffalo, Vee Gaspa and Linda Melendez enjoying a day out at Asbury Park Beach on August 25, 2018. We walked about 2 miles on the boardwalk, had a great lunch and ended the day with an ice cream. The weather was great and allowed everyone to enjoy the sun, boardwalk and a great time getting to know each other.

Surfing For Vision Pictures & Videos

Michael Halm, secretary of the Central Jersey Chapter, member of the Braille Division, and member of the Sports & Recreation Division attempts to stand on the surf board during the 3rd annual Surfing for Vision event in Long Branch.

Siham Atshin, board member of the Central Jersey Chapter, member of the Technology Division, and member of the Sports & Recreation Division shows us how it is done while she surfs like a pro during the 3rd annual Surfing for Vision event in Long Branch.

Brian Mackey on surfboard in Long Branch during Surfing for Vision 2017
Brian Mackey, stands tall as he rides the surf at Long Branch. Brian is able to balance himself as well as he balances the NFBNJ affiliate treasury. Brian is an active golfer and manages several state affiliate websites. In addition, Brian is a graduate of the Louisiana Center for the Blind and the proud owner of Mackey Enterprises, LLC.

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