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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 2023 season, OceanFirst Foundation has donated $628,00 to local military-based non-profit organizations & programs!

Home Runs for Heroes - 2023 Totals
OrganizationInningHome RunsTotal Raised
Homes for All, Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society/Lakehurst1st4$8,000
Chariot Riders Inc, Army Emergency Relief2nd5$10,000
Catholic Charities (Diocese of Trenton), Always Supporting Our Military3rd3$6,000
Cape May County Coast Guard Community Foundation, Dennis W. Zilinski II Memorial Fund4th10$20,000
GI Go Fund, National Guard State Family Readiness Council5th2$4,000
Deborah Hospital Foundation for Deborah Heart & Lung Center, Vetwork6th3$6,000
Ma Deuce Deuce, Volunteers of America7th1$2,000
Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation, American National Red Cross8th2$4,000
Jewish Federation of Southern Ocean County, Operation Homefront Inc.9th + Extras4$8,000

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, and Youth Development and Education. Since 1996, OceanFirst Foundation has awarded more than 9,800 grants totaling more than $48 million to nonprofits and schools within our footprint. Learn more at

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