The Bloomfield Educational Foundation recently hosted the 29th Annual Ted Jasieniecki Alumni Basketball Game to raise funds for Bloomfield High School Scholar Athletes.
The game has now grown in a fun packed evening featuring two elementary school games as part of the pregame festivities. The alumni game draws male and female alumni from recent players to fan favorite Fred Celluro, who was part of the 64 win streak teams in the late 50’s. After the game fans and alumni gather at a local restaurant for a reception to socialize with friends, family alumni and the Bloomfield Community.
Next year marks the 30th playing of the game and it will be held on Friday, January 18, 2019. Please put the date in your calendar and share with your friends and classmates. Its a great way to stay connected to your classmates and community all while contributing to a great cause.
This annual event, held the Friday of Martin Luther King weekend, is played in honor of 1967 graduate and 1,000 point scorer Ted Jasieniecki. Ted was a phenomenal student athlete while at BHS earning accolades on the court and in the classroom. Ted took his talents to Rutgers University where he played basketball and ultimately earned his law degree in 1974.
Upon graduation he remained close to his hometown where he served as the Essex County Prosecutor as well as the Bloomfield Township Attorney. Ted was an active member Bloomfield Lions and Rotary Clubs. He also volunteered as a youth basketball coach for the town recreational league on the weekends. Ted believed in giving back to the community.
Unfortunately Ted Jasieniecki succumbed to cancer at the young age of 38. Following Ted’s passing, his family made a sizable donation in his honor that would ultimately become the Theodore Jasieniecki Memorial Scholarship Fund. Since 1988 more than 50 male and female basketball players have been awarded this scholarship with a combined total over $125,000.