Home Runs for Heroes Scores a Record Breaking $91,000October 28, 2021
OceanFirst Foundation awarded $91,000 to 16 non-profits through its Home Runs for Heroes program. This special partnership with the Jersey Shore BlueClaws and Townsquare Media provides financial support to charities that address the emergency and basic needs of local Veterans and members of the United States Armed Forces. In the thirteen years of the program, $499,000 has been awarded to help our nation’s heroes.
“92.7 WOBM and Beach Radio 104.1 are honored to play a small role in the success of this wonderful program which supports active and retired members of the military and their families. The shore area is home to many of our veterans and Home Runs for Heroes is a terrific initiative by OceanFirst Foundation and Jersey Shore BlueClaws to help and honor those who have worn the uniform. Townsquare Media will continue to support this program in any way we can,” stated Kevin Williams, Director of the Shore Sports Network, Townsquare Media.
“The BlueClaws are honored to partner with OceanFirst Foundation on this program once again this year,” said BlueClaws Team President Joe Ricciutti. “The money donated goes to amazing organizations around the Jersey Shore helping the true heroes in our community. We’re thrilled the BlueClaws hit so many home runs this season leading to record donations from OceanFirst Foundation!”
Grants were awarded to: American National Red Cross ($6,000), Army Emergency Relief ($7,000), Cape May County Coast Guard Community Foundation ($6,000), Catholic Charities Diocese of Trenton ($7,000), Chariot Riders Inc. ($6,000), Deborah Hospital Foundation ($6,000), GI Go Fund ($7,000), Homes for All ($6,000), Lt. Dennis W. Zilinski II, Memorial Fund ($5,000), Ma Deuce Deuce ($5,000), National Guard State Family Readiness Council ($5,000), Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society ($5,000), Operation First Response ($3,000), Recalibrate ($5,000), VetGroup ($5,000), and Volunteers of America ($7,000).