Presented by OceanFirst Foundation
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. 2018 is the 10th year of the program which, through 2017, has raised over $250,000 for charities that serve veterans and members of the United States military during times of need.
2018 Home Run / Fundraising Totals:
|Cape May County Coast Guard Community Foundation||1st||5||$5,000|
|National Guard State Family Readiness Council & Army Emergency Relief||2nd||6||$6,000|
|Vetgroup Inc & Chariot Riders Inc||3rd||6||$6,000|
|Lt Dennis W Zilinski II Memorial Fund & Jewish Family and Children Service of Southern NJ||4th||10||$10,000|
|Citizens Veterans Advisory Committee Inc & Veterans of Foreign Wars||5th||7||$7,000|
|GI Go Fund & Catholic Charities Diocese of Trenton||6th||4||$4,000|
|Navy - Marine Corps Relief Society||7th||2||$2,000|
|American National Red Cross||8th||1||$1,000|
|Operation First Response, Inc||9th + Extras||1||$1,000|
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.
Since its founding in 1902, OceanFirst Bank has built a solid reputation and legacy as a good neighbor and responsible corporate citizen. The Bank's strong commitment to helping families, organizations, schools and communities throughout central and southern New Jersey has spanned several generations reaching new heights in 1996 with the creation of OceanFirst Foundation. The Foundation provides grants to nonprofits and local schools that meet community needs within the OceanFirst Bank footprint. In 2017, OceanFirst Foundation will contribute more than $1.6 million to community initiatives and since its inception, more than $30 million in grants have been awarded to over 750 nonprofits throughout central and southern New Jersey.