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Hillsborough Athletic Foundation

The Hillsborough Athletic Foundation (HAF) was formed in 2004 as a community-based, New Jersey, non-profit organization.

Mission Statement

To serve the youth of Hillsborough through athletics and increase public awareness of the importance of sports and physical fitness in our community.

The HAF supports a wide array of youth and high school sports programs here in Hillsborough through a variety of fund raising activities. We award grants to sports organizations based on need and purpose. There are many families in our community who would love to have their children participate in the outstanding sports programs Hillsborough offers. Unfortunately, for reasons such as limited fields and funding, not everyone can be accommodated. HAF is one of the sources of support to the community that ensures every child in Hillsborough can participate.

High School Turf Field

One such need in our community is for more athletic fields to serve the growing population of Hillsborough. To fulfill this need, the HAF joined forces with the Hillsborough Education Foundation (HEF) to privately fund the resurfacing of the Hillsborough High School athletic field. This field has been resurfaced with state-of-the-art field turf, the same turf used at Giant's Stadium, allowing this facility to be used year round. This has lessened the need for the Township to build and maintain more athletic fields.  Funds for this project were provided entirely by the many caring citizens and businesses in Hillsborough. These privately raised funds, given as a gift to the School Board, were used to provide our children with the best playing surface available.

Our work is not complete. In order to meet our commitment to the School Board, the HAF had to borrow $60,000. This loan, combined with the many donations we received from families and businesses here in Hillsborough, enabled us to deliver a fully funded gift to the Board. We are requesting your assistance in helping the HAF retire the loan. You may become a part of this exciting project by joining the many Hillsborough families and businesses that have already contributed. By purchasing a personalized brick with your desired inscription, you will become part of Hillsborough’s history.  Your personalized brick will be placed at the Hillsborough Walk of Fame, a beautifully landscaped area located around the flagpole at the high school field, as a dedication to those that made this dream possible.  The following sponsorship levels are available:

$125- 4” x 8” engraved brick         $275- 8” x 8” engraved brick              

$500- 12” x 12” engraved brick    $1,000- 12” x 12” Granite Tile         

$5,000- Charter Member- 12” x 12” Granite Tile PLUS Stadium Charter Member Wind Shirt and other Charter Member Benefits

Click here to Buy A Brick

A letter from the HAF Board

We would like to thank those who have already contributed and invite ALL Hillsborough families and friends to become part of “The Field of Dreams”. Please fill out the Brick Order form and send your tax deductible contribution made payable to the Hillsborough Education Foundation. If you have any questions, please contact Mark Melillo using the contact information below.


Hillsborough Athletic Foundation

Zack Lemelle
Phil Ludvigsen
Mark Melillo
(732) 742-1922
Diane Hawzen

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