Opportunities For Volunteers
Do you watch sports on TV and have questions that go unanswered after the interviews are done? Do you often wonder how, when and why?
Are you a fan of local sports with the desire to be closer to the action?
Do you take high-quality photos at games and wish you could have an audience that goes beyond your family, friends and social media?
If you answered yes to one or more of those questions, Soar-NJ.com, the Web site that caters to coverage of girls and women's sports in Morris and Sussex Counties and beyond, needs you.
Soar-NJ.com delivers content to readers who want more. As a writer at a daily newspaper for 28 years, I developed a following that came to expect in-depth stories, not just ones that consisted of play by play. I prided myself - and still do - on getting to know the coaches, athletes and their families. I believe everyone has a story to tell.
It's not just about the standout athlete or team. It's about a girl's brother attending practices in advance of a game to mimic the opposing team's standout player. It's about a coach getting a milestone victory and recounting the journey.
Consider the girl who used to sit on the coach watching TV and eating snacks after school. Although not very athletic, she tried out for the field hockey team at the urging of her friends and made the memory of a lifetime by scoring a shootout goal in a state tournament game.
There are the Booths, Steve, and his daughter, Sammie. Steve, although a parapalegic, taught Sammie much of what she knows and helped her become one of the best hitters in the history of Montville High School softball.
Chatham's Scarlett Blydenburgh and her mother revealed the reasons behind her first name after she captured the first singles title at the Morris County Tennis Tournament as a freshman in the fall of 2013.
There's been sorrow, too. Hanover Park's Politi sisters, Danielle and Dana, mourned the untimely tragic death of their father, Ralph Jr., in the midst of softball season. His passing, however, inspired the Hornets' run to the Group II final.
Now Soar-NJ.com is seeking people who "get it." If you are passionate about sports and are willing to dig just a little deeper, we want you to join us on our storytelling journey.
Photographers must have their own equipment. Unfortunately, that's not in our budget yet!