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Home Runs for Heroes

The BlueClaws are pleased to once again partner with OceanFirst Foundation, 92.7 WOBM, and Beach Radio 1160 & 1310 for Home Runs for Heroes, a first-of-its-kind program that provides a financial donation to a local military-based charity each time a BlueClaws player hits a home run at FirstEnergy Park. Entering the 2021 season, OceanFirst Foundation has donated $400,000 to local military-based non-profit organizations & programs!

Home Runs for Heroes - 2021 Totals
Organization Inning Home Runs Total Raised
American National Red Cross & Homes for All 1st 6 $6,000
Army Emergency Relief & Catholic Charities, Diocese of Trenton (Ocean Community) 2nd 7 $7,000
Ma Deuce Deuce & Vetgroup, Inc. 3rd 5 $5,000
Lt. Dennis W. Zilinski II Memorial Fund & Recalibrate 4th 5 $5,000
GI Go Fund & Volunteers of America 5th 7 $7,000
Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society & National Guard State Family Readiness 6th 5 $5,000
Cape May County Coast Guard Community Foundation 7th 6 $6,000
Chariot Riders Inc. & Deborah Hospital Foundation 8th 6 $6,000
Operation First Response 9th + Extras 3 $3,000

Each charity is paired with one inning of the game. Each time a player hits a home run, a charity is awarded $1,000 by OceanFirst Foundation.

OceanFirst Foundation empowers organizations to think bigger, solve more problems, and make life better in the neighborhoods served by OceanFirst Bank. OceanFirst Foundation’s priorities include Health & Wellness, Housing, Improving the Quality of Life, Youth Development and Education. Since 1996, OceanFirst Foundation has awarded more than 8,400 grants totaling more than $43 million to over 1,900+ local charities and schools. Learn more at

In the Media - BlueClaws Home Runs for Heroes Pays Off For Charities (WOBM's Hometown View with Kevin Williams)