LAKEWOOD, NJ - BlueClaws Charities, the official non-profit foundation of the Lakewood BlueClaws, is honored to receive the Citizen of the Year award from the Lakewood Chamber of Commerce and will be presented the award at the Chamber's 40th annual Citizen of the Year Awards Reception at Eagle Ridge Golf Club in Lakewood on Thursday, October 24th.
Other honorees that night include: Ben Heinemann of BP Graphics and Printing, Leslie Terjesen of the Ocean County Health Department, and Terry Moncrief of Withum, Smith & Brown, PC.
BlueClaws Charities Executive Director Jim DeAngelis will accept the award on behalf of the BlueClaws and BlueClaws Charities.
"This is very special for the BlueClaws and especially for BlueClaws Charities," said DeAngelis, who has been with the BlueClaws since their 2001 inception. "We work very hard with a wide variety of non-profit organizations and of course this year, after the storm, was especially tough on everyone."
BlueClaws Charities raised thousands of dollars for those impacted by Superstorm Sandy through t-shirt sales, Restore the Shore Fridays, a BlueClaws Restore the Shore jersey auction, and private donations. The organization then collected grant applications and was able to hand out over $50,000 in grants to help area families.
Meanwhile, BlueClaws Charities works with over 40 Community Partners, area non-profit organizations who raise money through the BlueClaws. These organizations also benefit through various BlueClaws Charities fundraising events throughout the year like jersey auctions, "Bowling With the BlueClaws," the "BlueClaws Charities Nine and Dine" golf outing, and more.
Fans that are interested in attending the reception are able to do so through ordering a ticket to the event. The reception, which runs from 5:30 to 8:30, includes an open-bar passed hors d'oeuvres, hot and cold stations, and dessert. Please click here to download an order form.
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