New Jersey Night!

Earlier this month, the USAFA Parents Association of New Jersey hosted New Jersey Night at USAFA. The event was planned by three mothers in NJ and CO. Over 12 volunteers and 4 cadets helped make this event possible by helping with set up and clean up. Over 180 people were in attendance and 62 of them were New Jersey cadets! 



After getting checked in, cadets were treated to some Jersey favorites which included pizza, hoagies, and Taylor Ham/Pork Roll Sandwiches that reminded them of home.




Following dinner, cadets had the opportunity to win some awesome prizes, listed below! Prizes were raffled off or given out thought out the evening. Also all New Jersey cadets received a door prize, so no going home empty handed.

Prizes Given Out!


  • Signed Giants 2017 Team ball
  • Signed Jets 2017 team ball
  • signed photograph of Philadelphia Eagles player #27,
  • Red Bulls Soccer tickets
  • Super bowl sweatshirt and T-shirts
  • Philadelphia Eagles gift basket
  • $400 wellness package for 2 from the Atlantic Club

Entertainment and Shopping-related:

  • Gift baskets valued from $25 to $250
  • Gift cards from $15 to $50 for NJ restaurants, stores and movie theaters, brunch, lobster dinners...
  • VIP Club membership for the Ale House Sports Bar and Grill

Food being provided for the event:  

  • The famous Jersey Pork Roll (also called Taylor Ham) sandwiches.  (Pork for the pork roll were donated by Esposito’s Deli and the Pork Roll Store, New Jersey, and carried by parent volunteers in the suitcases on the plane)
  • Jersey Mike's Subs (donated by Tim Holliday, COS)
  • Joe’s Pizza (COS Store partial donation)
  • Apple/Cherry Pies
  • Veggie/Fruits
  • Macaroons (donated by The Macaroon Shop, NJ)
  • Salt Water Taffy (donated by Shrivers, NJ )
  • Cookies for all cadets/guests to take (donated by That’s How We Roll, Johnson’s Popcorn and Campbells, NJ)
  • Rita’s Ice (donated by COS store)
  • Starbuck’s Coffee (donated by COS store)



Ending the night on a good note, cadets and guests participated in a game of limbo!  



USAFA Parents Association of New Jersey thanks the following businesses, families, and community groups for their generous donations and support to New Jersey Day 2018.

List of Sponsors:

‒        Ale House Sports Bar and Grill, Brielle, NJ

‒        NJ Historic Trust, Trenton, NJ

‒        Allenwood General Store, Allenwood, NJ

‒        NY Giants, New York, NY

‒        Anarumo family, Colorado Springs, CO

‒        NY Jets, New York, NY

‒        Bayer, Whippany, NJ

‒        Olive Garden, Colorado Springs, CO

‒        Big Frogs, Belmar, NJ

‒        Panera , South Jersey, NJ

‒        Blend, Manasquan, NJ

‒        Philadelphia Eagles, Philadelphia, PA

‒        Blue Claws, Lakewood, NJ

‒        Point Lobster, Pt. Pleasant Beach, NJ

‒        Brave New World, Pt. Pleasant Beach, NJ

‒        Pork Roll Store, Allentown, NJ

‒        Campbells, Camden, NJ

‒        Red Bull Soccer, Parsippany, NJ

‒        Chantilly Too, Manasquan, NJ

‒        Red Robin, Colorado Springs, CO

‒        Corrados Market, Fairfield, NJ

‒        RITAS (N. Academy) , Colorado Springs, CO

‒        Crossroads of the American Revolution, NJ

‒        Rivoli's Grill & Chill, Howell, NJ

‒        Cycle Craft shop, Parsippany, NJ

‒        Safeway, Colorado Springs, CO

‒        Esposito’s Deli, Parsippany, NJ

‒        Shore Fresh, Pt. Pleasant Beach, NJ

‒        Fortes family, Parsippany, NJ

‒        Shrivers, Ocean City, NJ

‒        Grenville Hotel , Bay Head, NJ

‒        Spice Grill, Parsippany, NJ

‒        Homegrown Coffee Bar, Manasquan, NJ

‒        Starbucks, Colorado Springs, CO

‒        Houlihans, Parsippany, NJ

‒        State of New Jersey, Trenton, NJ

‒        Jersey Mike's Subs, Colorado Springs, CO

‒        The Atlantic Club, Manasquan, NJ

‒        Joe Leone Gift basket, Pt. Pleasant, NJ

‒        The Committed Pig, Manasquan, NJ

‒        Joey's Pizza, Colorado Springs, CO

‒        The Hills Fun Group, Basking Ridge, NJ

‒        Johnson Popcorn, Ocean City, NJ

‒        Third Avenue Candy Store, Manasquan, NJ

‒        King Soopers, Colorado Springs, CO

‒        THWR, Fairfield, NJ

‒        Longhorn Steakhouse, Parsippany, NJ

‒        Tiff's and Casual Grill, Fairfield, NJ

‒        Macaroon Shop, Avon on the sea, NJ

‒        Vaccarella family, Folsom, NJ

‒        Manion family, Morris Plains, NJ

‒        Wawa, South Jersey, NJ

‒        Miles Ahead Sports, Sea Girt, NJ

‒        Woodstack Pizza & Kitchen, Parsippany, NJ


To view the rest of the pictures from our coverage of the evening go to: Galleries > Extracurricular > Special Events. Or click the link below. 

New Jersey Night Photos