Boy Scout organizes school supply drive for Head Start kids
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Hambo Tony, the horse mascot, and the management of Winners Bayonne, the city’s newest sports bar and off-track wagering facility, helped 16-year-old Boy Scout Alex Gill distribute backpacks filled with school supplies to the children of Bayonne’s Head Start program on Monday, Sept. 24.

Winners Bayonne and its sister property, Meadowlands Racetrack, donated 200 Hambletonian-themed backpacks to the Head Start program through Gill’s service project to become an Eagle Scout. The junior at St. Peter’s Prep High School in Jersey City collected thousands of pencils, notebooks, crayons and other school supplies that were distributed to low-income families through the Bayonne Economic Opportunity Foundation.

Head Start is a national program that promotes school readiness for low income families for children ages 3 to 5, including children with special needs.

Winners Bayonne, located at 400 Route 440 North, opened to the public on July 17. The venue is the first off-track wagering facility to be built and operated by Jeff Gural’s New Meadowlands Racetrack LLC. Winners Bayonne is a luxurious sports bar that boasts hundreds of television screens for fans to watch the big game or bet on horse racing from across the country. McLoone’s operates the sports bar as well as a full-service restaurant, McLoone’s Bayonne Grille. Go to for wagering information, menus and information on happy hour specials and other events.

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