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With the inception of the Trenton Thunder in 1994 came a commitment from the organization to be a part of the community in which it was established.

The Thunder have lived up to this commitment with the GRAND SLAM WE CARE FOUNDATION, a 501(c)3 charity, which at the conclusion of the 2019 season, had donated over $7.5 million worth of goods, services, and monetary donations, through a variety of community programs.

Programs & Initiatives

The Super 50/50 allows non-profit organizations to sell raffle tickets at all Thunder home games as well as raise awareness for their cause. Half of the money raised goes to the non-profit organization, and the remaining half goes to a lucky fan. Since the program started in 1998, Super 50/50 groups have raised $1,281,928 for area non-profit organizations. For more information, click here, call the Thunder Group Sales Department at (609) 394-3300, Opt. 3, or email [email protected]!

The Thunder partnership with NorthStar Vets is aimed at raising awareness for homeless dogs through the "Dog of the Day" program. Each game, starting in the 2007 season, a different adoptable or service dog is known as the "Dog of the Day". The dogs are taken to the field at Trenton Thunder Ballpark where they are shown on the video screen and introduced to the crowd along with information about the dog's shelter. For more information, contact Eric Lipsman by email at [email protected], or click here!

For the fourth year, the Thunder’s Cloudman’s Hometown Hero of the Game continued. The program was implemented to honor military members, past and present, first responders and other deserving individuals in the Thunder’s local community. The Thunder honored a different Hometown Hero at every Thunder game this season. For more information, please contact Casey Borish at (609) 394-3300 x1104 or email [email protected] or click here!

The Thunder hosted the first ever “Good Deed Game” in August 2010. Good Deed Day is an event where fans make donations to a group of community non-profits before the game to receive Thunder prizes. In 2019, The Thunder once again had over 750 fans participate by making at least one donation to the five drives held outside the stadium. For more information, please contact Casey Borish at (609) 394-3300 x1112 or email [email protected]!

Click here to learn more about our official mascots of the Trenton Thunder!

Boomer, a big blue Thunderbird, has been entertaining fans young and old at games since 1994. Boomer can be seen all around the ballpark on game day including racing a young fan around the bases.

Boomer, Cloudman, and Slice keep busy all year long by visiting boys and girls at events all around the greater Trenton community. To schedule a mascot for your community event, CLICK HERE

Team up with the Thunder for a fun, educational-based program designed to help students learn and excel in school! Programs include Boomer’s Book Buddies and Cloudman’s Everyday Heroes. For more information, please contact Casey Borish at (609) 394-3300 x1112 or email [email protected] or click here!

Show your Valentine that you care with a Boomergram! This annual tradition includes a Boomer visit, a Rose provided by Monday Morning Flower and Balloon Co., Cookie provided by Sweet Gourmet, 2 Tickets to a Regular Season Thunder Game, and a Personalized Thunder Valentine’s Day Card with your message. Click here for more info on Boomergrams!

The Thunder are happy to support non-profit charitable organizations in the greater Trenton area with a donation for fundraisers such as raffles and auctions. Please complete this form to submit your request.

Through the “Gift of Baseball” program that was unveiled in December 2005, a total of 9,587 tickets have been donated. In 2019 we donated over 1,000 tickets to underprivileged youth in the Trenton community. The Thunder teamed with the various local organizations for this program, for each season ticket, half season ticket, Mini Ticket Package or Pic-A-Plan purchased during the holiday shopping season, the Thunder donated tickets back. Each of the families who received tickets were invited out to games in April!

Through the Community Grant Program, the Thunder are proud to support organizations that enhance the educational opportunities and quality of life for children as well as programs that support the betterment of the local community in general. For more information, please click here!

Each season the Thunder teams up with corporations to provide tickets to deserving non-profit groups as part of the Tickets For Kids program. Through the generous efforts of PSE&G, EKS Associates, Pro Computer Service, and other small and large companies, kids from non-profit groups attended Thunder home games this year. This program allows children to enjoy all the fun surrounding a professional baseball game when they might not ordinarily be able to do so. Since the 1996 season, over 68,000 children have enjoyed Thunder baseball because of this program. For more information, click here or contact Jon Bodnar at (609) 394-3300 x1104 or email [email protected]

For General Inquiries, please contact Casey Borish ([email protected])