The BlueClaws welcome the Phillie Phanatic to FirstEnergy Park on Thursday night, June 27th, and at the game, they will hold their annual Troop Supply and Care Package Drive.

Fans will get a chance to see the world's most famous mascot, who will provide a little extra energy inside the ballpark between innings. However, the main attraction will be outside the gates.

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Boxes will be set up for the Troop Supply and Care Package Drive at both sides of the front entrance and fans are encouraged to donate razors, snacks, baby wipes, shampoo, soap, non-chocolate candies and sweets, sun block with SPF 40+, lip balm, writing utensils, silly string, deodorant, tissues, q-tips, white socks, batteries, insect repellent, and flashlights.

BlueClaws will also be collecting, as always, gently used cell phones at the NJNG Information Booth to benefit Cell Phones for Soldiers.

This supply and care package drive is in conjunction with the Monmouth-Ocean Central Labor Council Military Committee, Monmouth-Ocean Building Trade Council, National Guard, Toms River Armory, A.R.M.S, and IBEW Local 400 Military Committee.

"Military Appreciation Night here in Lakewood has been a great event these last eight years," said Pat O'Keefe of the IBEW Local 400 Military Committee. "It's great to see the local community come out and support the event and our Troops overseas."

The Troop Supply and Care Package Drive takes place on Military Appreciation Night, where military groups will take in the game and there will be various pre-game ceremonies honoring military members.

For more in Military Appreciation Night, call Jim McNamara at 732-901-7000 ext 176.  For tickets, call 732-901-7000 or The Lakewood Blueclaws website.