LAKEWOOD, NJ - This week, as the nation honors veterans and military personnel, the BlueClaws have announced they will match all donations to the club's Vets Night Out program, presented by OceanFirst Bank.
The program provides veterans and active military personnel with tickets to select BlueClaws games each season, including Military Appreciation Night. The tickets are donated through accredited channels such as VetTix.com and claimed by certified personnel.
"The BlueClaws are proud to work with the area business community to support veterans and active military personnel," said Joe Ricciutti, BlueClaws President & General Manager.
"We also recognize that while their loved ones are serving on active duty, there is often a family stationed at one of our great military bases, worried and waiting for them to safely return. We want to also give them an opportunity to enjoy a night with the BlueClaws. We want to be a place where families can go to put the real world on the back burner, even for just a few hours, and enjoy some baseball, mini golf, boardwalk games, ice cream and family time."
Vets Night Out donors receive benefits as well based on the donation levels noted below:
PLATINUM ($1,000) - This level includes 100 tickets donated to military personnel. Donors will receive on-field and website recognition plus 10 tickets to select Vets Night Out games in 2020, a table display (date TBD), and a game in a BlueClaws Luxury Suite (Date TBD).
GOLD ($500) - This level includes 50 tickets donated to military personnel. Donors will receive on-field and website recognition plus eight tickets to select Vets Night Out games in 2020 and a table display (date TBD).
SILVER ($250) - This level includes 25 tickets donated to military personnel. Donors will receive on-field and website recognition plus four tickets to the 2020 Military Appreciation Night game.
BRONZE ($100) - This level includes 10 tickets donated to military personnel. Donors will receive on-field recognition and two tickets to the 2020 Military Appreciation Night game.
Each donation made through November 15th will be matched by the BlueClaws, doubling the opportunities for veterans to attend BlueClaws games in 2020.
To participate, call Adam Polsky at 732-901-7000 ext 147.
Since 2009, the BlueClaws and OceanFirst Foundation have partnered on Home Runs for Heroes, a program through which the foundation makes a donation to military-based non-profit(s) for each BlueClaws home run hit at FirstEnergy Park. $38,000 was donated in 2019 and over $350,000 has been donated over the duration of the program.
Additionally, the BlueClaws honor veterans at each game through their Salute the Troops in-game promotion, presented by CareOne.
The BlueClaws are the Jersey Shore's top stop for affordable, family entertainment.
Ticket packages and group outings for the team's 20th season at the Shore are currently on sale by calling 732-901-7000 option 3 or online at BlueClaws.com.
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