Home Runs for Heroes is a Big HitOctober 4, 2017
Home Runs for Heroes scored big this season with $43,000 in donations to charities that help veterans and local service men and women. Home Runs for Heroes is our partnership with the Lakewood BlueClaws, a minor league team of the Philadelphia Phillies, and Townsquare Media. Over nine seasons, $260,000 in grants have been awarded.
Home Runs for Heroes provides financial support to nonprofit organizations that meet the emergency and basic needs of veterans and local service men and women – active and retired – and their families during difficult times. The program ties each charity partner to an inning and every home run hit by the BlueClaws at First Energy Park during the charity’s designated inning earns them a $1,000 donation. They also get awesome exposure on Townsquare Media stations.
This year’s grantees include: American Recreational Military Services (A.R.M.S.) – $1,000; American Red Cross – $8,000; Army Emergency Relief – $1,000; Catholic Charities, Diocese of Trenton (Emergency Services) – $5,000; Citizens Veterans Advisory Committee – $1,000; Chariot Riders (Horses for Heroes) – $4,000; GI Go Fund – $4,000; Jewish Federation (Take the Wheel) – $4,000; The Lt. Dennis W. Zilinski, II Memorial Fund – $3,000; Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society/Lakehurst – $4,000; New Jersey National Guard State Family Readiness Council – $1,000; Operation First Response – $2,000 and VetGroup – $5,000.