Friends of the Hall Ceremony.
The family of Art “Zuke” Zuchowsk, 91, recently honored him with the placement of a commerative baseball on the Museum’s Friends of the Hall Wall.
A Blackwood., NJ resident since 1957, Zuke, in his youth, played Center on the famous, barnstorming South Phila. Hebrew Assoc. (SPHAS) basketball team, a frequent opponent of the legendary Harlem Globtrotters. Art’s teammate was point guard Red Klotz, the future Coach of the Washington Generals, the ‘Trotters nightly “opponent”.
Art’s basketball career was interrupted in the early 1950’s after being drafted into the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
After the war, the 6’4″ Zuke was the slugging first baseman on the South Jersey championship GEX fast-pitch softball team. As an opponent of the world renowned Eddie Feigner’s “King and His Court” softball team, Zuke was one of only a few hitters to ever get a hit (a RBI double) off Feigner. Art’s sports career regularly made headlines in the Camden County – Philadelphia area newspapers.
Today, Art’s still a know-ledgeable and articulate sports fan, an amateur magician, comedian and memorabilia collector.
Art toured the Museum, with great interest and surprise, with his daughter-in-law, Lorraine (left), and his daughter, Janet.
A review of their visit is on the Museum’s website,
in the About/Reviews section.
If you would like to honor your loved one, a friend or colleague, a team or teammate(s) with a Friends of the Hall Ceremony, please contact 609-319-3873 or 609-364-5077 for more information.
The All Sports Museum of Southern New Jersey recently conducted an hour-long virtual tour via Zoom for the members of Monroe Township Senior Center in Middlesex County, NJ.
Four Museum Board members hosted the tour, introducing and discussing the Museum’s location, history and numerous displays of memorabilia of South Jersey sports icons housed at the Museum.
Many thanks to Senior Center staffers Kirsten and Jonathan for their assistance in coordinating the tour.
Paul Royal, brother-in-law to the late Charles Chew, 93, recalls
“Chewy’s” affection for the All Sports Museum and Hall of Fame of Southern New Jersey in a recent “Friends of the Hall” memorial ceremony attended by family, friends and Museum volunteers.
Chewy played Center as a member of the undefeated 1947 Bridgeton High School football team and proudly served as a U.S. Marine Lance Corporal in the Korean War.
Contact the Museum if you’d like to have a family member or friend honored, or remembered, with a Friends of the Hall recognition ceremony.
Barrington NJ residents and sports fans Eric and Essie Blassick visited the Museum on August 25th. See their comments in the Review section.
Student athletes and sports enthusiasts from Gateway Community Action Partnership’s “Follow My Lead” summer program toured the Museum on August 22nd. Of particular interest were the Richie Kates Sr. and Mike Trout memorabilia displays.
All Sports Museum goes international!
Alex Wazeter, (r) from Costa Rica, recently visited the Museum with her friend, Mary Bailey, from Tabernacle, NJ and Museum Chairperson, Dom Valella.
On August 1st, the Museum hosted a field trip from Creative Achievement Academy in Vineland N.J. We had a surprise visit from a friend of the Hall- Charlie Kates, brother of inductee Richie Kates, also a counselor at Creative Achievement. The kids learned a lot, thanks to a special scavenger hunt created by the staff and the board members. We look forward to their next visit.
Recently, residents and staff from Kelsch Associates Inc, Westville, NJ toured the Museum. The company has served individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities for over four decades.
On June 1, students in the “Sports In Modern Society” class, taught by Michael Valella, Bridgeton High School Instructor & Varsity Baseball Coach, visited the All Sports Museum to tour the many exhibits which chronicle the history of sports in southern New Jersey.
A group from Bancroft, in Cherry Hill, NJ, recently toured the All Sports Museum. Bancroft is a leading regional provider of services to individuals with autism, intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Clients from the Salem County Resources for Independent Living, Inc., Pennsville, NJ recently visited the Museum. This non-profit provides individuals with disabilities the means for self-choice, self-direction and self-reliance.
Staff and residents from Community Options, Inc., Woodbury, NJ, visited the Museum on April 10. The non-profit provides residential and employment opportunities to disabled individuals of all ages.