Archive for the 'BlueClaws Events' Category

One Week From Today

Sunday, April 11th, 2010

Believe it or not one week from today the BlueClaws will play their 3rd home game of the season. Included in the show that day, the annual 5K race.

The BlueClaws 5K race starts in the parking lot behind FirstEnergy Park and will end right on the field.

  • All participants will receive a free t-shirt.
  • All participants will receive a general admission ticket to Sunday’s home game.
  • Registration is just $20 and $10 for adults and kids if you sign up by tomorrow. It goes up $5 beginning Tuesday.
  • Finally, in addition to the 5K Race, there is a One-Mile Kids Fun Run.

Sign-up information…registration form, online, or call 732-901-7000 ext 117 and talk to Chuck (get it?).

FanFest Rundown

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

facebookfanfestFanFest 2010 is coming up on Saturday from noon – 5 pm. A bunch of different things will be going on, we hope you can join us, and here’s the rundown:

  • First day individual game tickets will go on sale; they will all be $1 off, except:
  • Dollar Weekend tickets, which will be on sale for the first time (April 17th and April 18th).
  • First 1,500 kids get a FREE mini bat courtesy of the US Census.
  • Scavenger hunt for Kids Club members.
  • VIP Tours of the ballpark.
  • Pictures with the championship trophies.
  • Call-your-own-home-run in the press box.
  • Story of Clawd readings (with me).
  • Clawd’s Kids Zone tickets will be 2-for-1.
  • FREE food.

Basically, it’s a full day of a lot of fun here at the ballpark, and serves as our official kickoff to Opening Day, which will be 27 days later. Hope to see you there.

FanFest 2010: March 20th

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

big-crowdThe full release:

LAKEWOOD, NJ – The surest sign that baseball is near: the BlueClaws annual FanFest returns to FirstEnergy Park on March 20th, from 12 noon to 5 pm. It marks the day that individual game tickets for the 10th season in BlueClaws history will go on sale to the general public for the first time, and the event will include a full day of FREE fun at the ballpark.
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Countdown 2010: Events/Concerts

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

Welcome back to Countdown 2010, our weekly series getting you ready for the 10th season of BlueClaws Baseball. This week…our top ten events/concerts that we’ve hosted here at FirstEnergy Park.

Previously: entertainers, bobblehead giveaways, celebrity visitors

Here goes…

10. Bob Dylan Show…2005, Dylan played the first concert ever at FirstEnergy Park with Willie Nelson. They came back in 2009 with John Mellencamp.

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Runners: BlueClaws 5K on April 18th

Friday, January 29th, 2010

5kCalling all runners: the BlueClaws will host their 5K Race at FirstEnergy Park on April 18th, in conjunction with the Jersey Shore Council of Boy Scouts, Ocean Running Club, and Jersey Shore Running Club.

Basically, as follows:

  • The main 5K race begins at 10:30 am and the one mile Kids Fun Run begins at 10 am.
  • All races will end right on the field at FirstEnergy Park
  • All participants receive: a ticket to that day’s BlueClaws game (1:05) and a 5K t-shirt

Registration form here. Or call Charles Keller at 732-901-7000 ext 117.

Note: We’ll have some awesome participation from the boy scouts this year, who will use the race as part of their Physically Fit Program.

Reminder: Saturday = Breakfast w/ Buster Holiday Food & Toy Drive

Thursday, December 17th, 2009

buster-santa1Just a quick heads up…Saturday is the annual Breakfast with Buster holiday food and toy drive here at FirstEnergy Park. Basically as follows:

  • Bring an unwrapped toy or non-perishable food item to FirstEnergy Park on Saturday from 9 am – 11 am.
  • We’ll have free bagels and coffee (courtesy of Manhattan Bagel of Brick)
  • Pictures with Buster and Santa Claus (just six days before Christmas, his busy time)
  • Everything goes to the Salvation Army of Ocean County

Photos from last year’s event here

Bowling Team Names

Tuesday, December 8th, 2009

bowlingleague1Last week we asked our Twitter family for some BlueClaws bowling team names. We got some good ones, but our favorites were Alley Claws and Pinchy’s Pin Busters. Ben Hill of MiLB.com threw in a few generic bowling team names, like:

The Hook-y Leagues
The Liberal Strike Zones
Hall of Framers
Bowl Durham
Slow Rollers
The Split-chell Report

You have any you want to add? Leave them in the comments section. More on the bowling league, to be held beginning next month at The Lanes at Sea Girt below the fold.

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Winter Tour: January 11th

Tuesday, December 8th, 2009

It looks like the 2010 Phillies Winter Tour stop in Lakewood will be on January 11th, a Monday night (no, not the same night as the Alabama/Texas football game).

That, however, is all we have right now. We’ll certainly keep you posted. If you want more information, utilize the comments section below.

Click here to see photos from the 2009 Winter Tour.

BlueClaws & Networking

Monday, November 9th, 2009

networking-biz-cardsLast year the BlueClaws, for the first time, hosted three networking nights, a package called Nine Innings of Networking, and this program is back in 2010.

Each networking event (May 25th, July 20th, August 30th) is held in the OF picnic area and features a 90-minute buffet, business card raffles, presenters, and more.

For more information on Nine Innings of Networking:

  • Click here for a pdf file on the program which includes bonuses for those that sign up for all three (presence on website, display table, Clawmerce admission)
  • Click here for the official Nine Innings of Networking website
  • Click here to follow Nine Innings of Networking on Twitter

Getting Set for Wingstock

Friday, October 2nd, 2009

The stage is basically set, as you can see here. There is another stage in the front of the ballpark for bands that will play until the gates open at 3 pm.

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Wingstock Schedule

Thursday, October 1st, 2009

The order of events for Saturday’s 4th Wingstock Festival at FirstEnergy Park…

1-3 pm: Freeloaders Tailgate Party featuring Jupiter Jones (outside the park)
1-5 pm: Harley Hog Pit Bike and Classic Car Show voting in parking lot
3 pm: Doors Open
3-6 pm: Wings!
3:15: Live bands begin on main stages of the field
6 pm: King of the Wing, Classic Car and Harley Hog Pit Bike Show winners announced
6:15: Beatles tribute from Pat DiNizio of The Smithereens
7:15: Blue Oyster Cult
8:45: Foreigner

See you Saturday.

Seven Days, Two Concerts

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

fieldtoaldeanEver wonder how FirstEnergy Park gets transformed into and out of one concert and then into and out of another, all in a seven day period?

We wanted to take you inside the ropes, behind the scenes (and any other metaphor you might deem appropriate), and we did that with this podcast (click here to listen).

So we sat down with the three people who make it all happen: head groundskeeper Ryan Radcliffe and special events managers Steve Farago and Lisa Carone.

  • What’s the hardest part about setting up and taking everything down?
  • Just how much floor gets used?
  • What has to be done to the field?
  • The weather?

It’s all in here. Enjoy.

Wingstock: The Blog Post

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

Contained in here is absolutely everything you need to know about the 4th Wingstock Festival on Saturday. First, listen to an audio preview here, thanks to 105.7 The Hawk.

The Bands: Foreigner and Blue Oyster Cult (see below)
When: Saturday, gates at 3 pm
Where: FirstEnergy Park, Lakewood (on the field)
When: Saturday
Why: Why not?
How: Tickets here, in person at the BlueClaws Box Office, or at 732-901-7000

Also includes:

  • Free chicken wings from local vendors, one of whom gets crowned King of the Wing
  • Classic Car Show
  • Hog Pit Bike Show

Now, just sit back and listen to the music:

THUNDERFEST Photos

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

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Here are a bunch more. Enjoy.