Energy Company Hits A Homerun With Clark Girls Softball

CLARK – PSEG recently awarded the Clark Girls Softball League (CGSL), a recreation and travel softball program for girls in kindergarten to eighth grade, a $300 grant as part of the company’s Support for Sports program. The company gave the grant on behalf of Thomas Tropeano, a Clark resident and overhead supervisor for PSE&G. The money will help the league to supplement uniform purchases, league fees and expenses for operating the softball fields and concession stand.

The Clark “Crusaders”10 U travel team recently completed their 2011 season with a record of 22-5-1. The team placed first at the Colonia Summer Cyclone Tournament, and second place at the South Plainfield Tournament – both held in July. Clark defeated South Orange/Maplewood to capture the Parkway League Championship for their division.


Tropeano has been employed with the Public Service Electric and Gas Company for almost 30 years. He has donated his time and talents with the CGSL as a team coach and manager for over ten years. His wife Kelly has also dedicated over a decade of her free time to help the organization succeed. She serves as a team parent and concession coordinator, and looking forward to being a board member for the 2011/12 season. The Tropeano’s eldest daughter Samantha also shares her parents love and devotion for girls softball. After several years with the Crusaders, she recently transitioned from a player to an umpire for the peewee and minor divisions.

“Through the Support for Sports program our softball league has received multiple grants that have been used toward the creation of a premier facility,” said Tropeano. “Youth sports for girls is an important part of their development and growth. With the generosity of PSEG, my community is helping local youth learn the value of competitive play and a healthy lifestyle.”

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Support for Sports is a program that allows PSEG to recognize and reward employees who are involved with community youth sports programs. The company understands the enormous amount of time and dedication they put into volunteering. One of PSEG’s greatest sources of pride is its history of supporting employees’ volunteer efforts, as well as investing in the communities in which they live and work.

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