West New York Division of Recreation spends nearly $25k on youth baseball equipment


The West New York Division of Recreation has spent nearly $25,000 on youth baseball equipment, particularly for the Babe Ruth and Little League players, ahead of the upcoming season.

Photo courtesy of the Town of West New York.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“The children of West New York deserve access to quality equipment when they participate in our sports programs,” Public Affairs Commissioner Cosmo Cirillo, who oversees the rec programs, said in a statement.

“The programs we offer allow these young and aspiring athletes to develop their skills, learn the value of teamwork and create lifelong friendships and memories in a safe and controlled environment.”

He also thanked thanked Commissioners Margarita Guzman and Gabriel Rodriguez, two of his running mates in the May 14th municipal elections, for their continued help and support in these endeavors.

West New York’s Babe Ruth Season, overseen by Recreation Director Jorge Gomez, begins in early April at Miller Stadium.

The Little League is an independent organization, overseen by a group of volunteer coaches. This year, over 100 teenagers are registered to participate in the Babe Ruth League while over 200 children will play Little League.

These baseball programs have been available to West New York residents for more than 50 years and this new investment will benefit hundreds of children for the next several years.

The new equipment purchased includes baseballs, bats, safety gear, uniforms and score cards.