Patriots On Parade In Somerville On Tuesday

(PR) Bridgewater, NJ- The Five-Time Atlantic League Champion Somerset Patriots, along with The Courier News, the Somerville District Management Corporation, and Mannion’s Irish Pub & Restaurant have announced that the Patriots Champions Parade will take place down Main Street in Somerville on Tuesday, April 20th at 6:00 pm.

The festivities will begin with an autograph session with all the Somerset Patriots players and coaches at Borough Hall at 5:15 pm. The parade will kick-off at Borough Hall at 6:00 pm and march down Main Street to the historic Somerville Courthouse.

At the courthouse steps, Somerset County Elected Officials, Patriots team officials, and community members will address the crowd in a special program designed to welcome the 2010 Somerset Patriots team and kick off the season. Somerset Patriots Manager Sparky Lyle will introduce the entire 2010 Patriots team during the program.

The Patriots Parade will include several organizations marching alongside the Somerset Patriots. Veteran groups, US Armed Forces members, little league teams, scout troops, marching bands, fire companies, police squads, cheerleaders, non-profit groups, mascots, and partners of the team will march with the team.

“The Parade is one of those special events that have become a pre-season tradition for us. It’s a great opportunity to meet all of our coaches and players, but more importantly, to recognize some great community organizations that march alongside our team. I know our fans look forward to the Parade each year,” said Patrick McVerry, President/ General Manager of the Somerset Patriots Baseball Club.

Following the parade, fans will be able to meet and greet players at restaurants throughout Downtown Somerville including Mannion’s Irish Pub, Alfonso’s, The Verve, Scampi’s, Martino’s, Central Pizzeria, Cluck-U Chicken, Yutaka Hibachi Steakhouse & Sushi Bar, and Gabriela’s Portuguese Cuisine.

Groups that are interested in participating in the parade should contact the Somerset Patriots at (908) 252-0700. For more information about Downtown Somerville, please visit

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