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!
|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 oceanfirstfdn.org.
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