Plainfield Viking Awards Banquet
Sunday, March 22, 2015 3:00 pm -7:00 pm
Our Featured Speakers
JD Griggs signed his contract with Jaguars after participating with the club during rookie minicamp on a tryout basis ... Two-year letterman at Akron … As a senior, started all 12 games at DE and recorded 41 tackles (30 solo), 11 tackles for a loss, six sacks, three pass breakups and one INT … As a junior, played in all 12 games at DE and made seven stars … Totaled 28 tackles (14 solo) and ranked second on the team with five tackles for a loss … Transferred to Akron from Nassau (N.Y.) Community College where he tallied 50 tackles, 18 tackles for a loss and eight sacks … Finished 11-0 and ranked No. 4 for JUCO nationally … Named All-Northeast Conference … Attended Piscataway (N.J.) High School with third-round draft selection, Dwayne Gratz, where he led the team to an 11-1 record and second in the state … Earned All-State and All-Area in both football and basketball. JD played in the Canadian football league also with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. He is a professional model, a personal trainer and a motivational speaker.
A former dancer for the NBA Nets, Janet began as a youth football, high school and collegiate cheerleader. Janet Reynolds is a classically trained ballet dancer, who enjoys mentoring young ladies on the discipline of dance.
Janet’s leadership skills are enhanced by extensive non-profit leadership experience. She is Director of the mentoring program for Minority Athletes Networking Etc. Inc. An organization founded by NFL NY GIANTS players George Martin & Harry Carson. Minority Athletes Networking also known as MAN is comprised of professional athletes & professionals working towards making a difference in the lives of inner city youth. Janet is the former dance ministry leader at The Cathedral International where Bishop Donald Hilliard Jr. is the lead pastor. Janet continues to mentors 100’s of young ladies at The Cathedral and within numerous communities. Janet is founder of Smart Choice Young Ladies also known as S.C.Y Ladies. She is consistently establishing influential networks and partnerships with community and civic leaders.
Honored Guest Mayor Adrian O. Mapp
Mayor Mapp holds an M.B.A. in International Business from Fairleigh-Dickinson University, a B.S. in Accounting from Rutgers University, and an A.A. in Public Administration from Union County College. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), a Certified Municipal Finance Officer (C.M.F.O.) and a Qualified Purchasing Agent (QPA).