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Home Runs for Heroes

The BlueClaws are pleased to once again partner with OceanFirst Foundation, 92.7 WOBM, and Townsquare Media for Home Runs for Heroes, a first-of-its-kind program that provides a financial donation to a local military-based charity each time a BlueClaws player hits a home run at ShoreTown Ballpark. Through the 2022 season, OceanFirst Foundation has donated $562,000 to local military-based non-profit organizations & programs!

Home Runs for Heroes - 2022 Totals
Organization Inning Home Runs Total Raised
American National Red Cross 1st 1 $1,000
Army Emergency Relief 2nd 3 $3,000
Catholic Charities (Diocese of Trenton), Ma Deuce Deuce 3rd 2 $4,000
Chariot Riders, Lt. Dennis W. Zilinski II Memorial Fund 4th 7 $14,000
Vetwork, Navy-Marine Corps Relief 5th 8 $16,000
National Guard State Family Readiness Council, GI Go Fund 6th 4 $8,000
Cape May Coast Guard Foundation, Jewish Federation of Southern Ocean County 7th 3 $6,000
Deborah Hospital Foundation 8th 4 $4,000
Homes for All 9th + Extras 3 $3,000

Each charity is paired with one inning of the game. Each time a player hits a home run, a charity is awarded $1,000 by OceanFirst Foundation.

OceanFirst Foundation empowers organizations to think bigger, solve more problems, and make life better in the neighborhoods served by OceanFirst Bank. OceanFirst Foundation’s priorities include Health & Wellness, Housing, Improving the Quality of Life, Youth Development and Education. Since 1996, OceanFirst Foundation has awarded more than 8,400 grants totaling more than $43 million to over 1,900+ local charities and schools. Learn more at

In the Media - When a BlueClaws Player Homers It Supports Our Military & Vets (WOBM's Kevin Williams)