BlueClaws to Join MiLB's Copa de la Diversion Program in 2019

National outreach program includes BlueClaws assuming new "Copa" identity at select games next year

By Lakewood BlueClaws | September 24, 2018 5:08 AM

The BlueClaws are joining MiLB's Copa de la Diversion program in 2019!


LAKEWOOD, NJ - The BlueClaws will participate in Minor League Baseball's Copa de la Diversion program in 2019, it was announced by MiLB at the 2018 Promotional Seminar in Des Moines, Iowa.

The Copa de la Diversion program, or "Fun Cup," debuted in 2018 and connects MiLB teams across the country with their diverse local communities.

The BlueClaws will assume a new identity as part of the program at select games, beginning with the weekend of Friday, May 3rd through Sunday, May 5th. The club's Copa name, along with the logo and uniforms, will be unveiled for the first time in March.

"The initial 'Copa de la Diversión' results and overwhelmingly positive feedback suggest that our fans are embracing the passion and commitment our teams have poured into this transformative campaign," said Kurt Hunzeker, MiLB's Vice President of Marketing Strategy and Research. "We listened and learned from fans what we could do better next year, and those insights will help frame how our expanded 'Copa' teams plan, prepare and activate fan engagement and marketing efforts celebrating their communities in 2019."

Added BlueClaws President & General Manager Joe Ricciutti: "We were very impressed watching the Copa de la Diversion program develop across Minor League Baseball this past season. We are excited and honored to be selected to be a part of the program in 2019 and look forward to bringing the Copa to the Jersey Shore!"

2019 BlueClaws Ticket Membership Plans are currently on sale. The BlueClaws are now offering both five and 10-game plans that include premium gift items, a reserve seat to the top games of the year, mini golf, a boardwalk game ticket, ice cream from Shore Town Soft Serve, and much more.

Additionally, the BlueClaws are offering a Monthly Payment Plan with each plan. For example, an adult Five-Game Membership Plan is available for as little as $5.42 per month!

More information can be found at

The BlueClaws are the Jersey Shore's top stop for affordable, family entertainment. They have drawn over 4.4 million fans to FirstEnergy Park over their first 18 seasons. Opening Day 2019 is April 4th at FirstEnergy Park.

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This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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