Gloucester Township Council recognized the 2012 New Jersey Section 4 champion Blackwood Kiwanis Little League 10-11 baseball team during its meeting Monday night.
"Not only do you represent Blackwood Kiwanis Little League, but you also represent Gloucester Township," Council President Glen Bianchini said. "We're very, very proud of your team, but more importantly of your whole organization for all that you've accomplished over this past season."
Council presented each player and coach with a Gloucester Township proclamation, signed by Bianchini and Mayor David Mayer, recognizing the Section 4 title.
Blackwood Kiwanis went 8-0 on its way to the Section 4 title, crushing its competition along the way. After winning four straight to take the District 14 championship, the team beat its Section 4 competition by a combined score of 27-6.
The 2012 Blackwood Kiwanis players and coaches also received their Section 4 championship jackets during the 10-minute ceremony at the start of Council's meeting.
Council Vice President Orlando Mercado, who coaches his son's Blackwood Kiwanis team, expressed excitement over the growth of the organization during his time affiliated with it.
"I've seen this program evolve over the last seven years. It's dynamic," he said. "What a fantastic organization. We were so proud to follow your ascension through the playoffs."
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