Demarest

Bergen County boy wins 50,000.00!

Roee Maor of Demarest won $50,000 on live TV Thursday night during the Nickelodeon “Kids’ Choice Sports 2015” awards in Los Angeles.
The 13-year-old soccer player had five chances to hit the goal’s crossbar with a shot from 30 yards away. With the show’s host, Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, standing next to him and the entire crowd at the Pauley Pavilion cheering him on, Roee wasted no time, hitting the crossbar on his very first shot. He and Wilson jumped up and down in celebration before Roee was handed the oversized check.
Roee was one of two North Jersey youth athletes with a chance at the prize on the show. Announced as “all the way from New York City,” 12-year-old D.J. Pokoj of Wayne didn’t hit the center of the target with the football on his five throws. Instead, he received two tickets to a Giants game.