The Rising Tide Award is given to "an individual or organization that, although somewhat new to the Jersey Shore, has quickly made an exceptional impact on tourism."
The BlueClaws, who in April will start their 12th season, have drawn over 4.8 million fans to FirstEnergy Park since their 2001 inception.
BlueClaws Assistant General Manager Brandon Marano accepted the award and is shown in the above photo third from the left.
In the photo, from left to right: Dana Lancellotti (CVB chair), Bob Hilton (CVB executive director), Brandon Marano (BlueClaws assistant general manager), NJ Assemblyman Ronald S. Dancer, Mike Marino (comedian and event emcee), and Gary Pollack (CVB special events committee chair).
Other Award Winners
Storino Family of Jenkinson's (Lifetime Achievement Award honoring an individual whose actions and commitment have had a lasting and positive impact on Jersey Shore tourism)
Six Flags Great Adventure (Anchor Award honoring an individual who has been a force for positive change and an asset to the Jersey Shore community)
Local Restaurateur Danny Murphy (Jersey Shore Icon honoring an individual or organization which embodies the essence of the Jersey Shore)
Frank Sementa of D'Jais in Belmar (Spirit of the Shore Award honoring an individual whose service and commitment to the Jersey Shore goes above and beyond the call of duty)
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