Some news on a popular program…
LAKEWOOD, NJ – The BlueClaws, OceanFirst Foundation, 92.7 WOBM and 1160 WOBM-AM announced that Home Runs for Heroes will return in 2010, after a successful debut season in which $24,000 was donated to local chariteis that provide essential support to veterans and active members of the United States military.
Like last year, the program will tie each position on the field (not including pitcher, but including designated hitter) with a local military-based charity. Each home run by the BlueClaws at home this year will bring a $1,000 donation to the corresponding charity courtesy of OceanFirst Foundation.
Read the rest of the release here (includes information about non-profit grant applications for the program).
It’s really a great program. Last year, $24,000 was donated by OceanFirst Foundation because of BlueClaws home runs. ARMS (American Recreational Military Services) ended up with the most money ($9,000, seven of the home runs from Jim Murphy).
We’ll have a draft lottery on the field before Opening Day like last year and keep you posted on the program throughout the year. Last season’s results:
||Catholic Charities, Trenton Diocese
||American Recreational Military Services
||Navy/Marine Relief Society – Earle
||Navy/Marine Relief Society – Lakehurst
||Army Emergency Relief – Fort Monmouth
||National Guard Family Readiness Council
||American Red Cross
||Army Emergency Relief – Fort Dix