You go to a Jersey Shore BlueClaws game at FirstEnergy Park and cheer when one of their players hits a home run.

2020 Participants receive their awards at the end of the season.
2020 Participants receive their awards at the end of the season.

You are certainly not alone in being excited to see the ball clear the wall because there are 16 local military-based charities that have a vested interest.  This is the 13th season of Home Runs for Heroes, a partnership between the OceanFirst Foundation, Jersey Shore BlueClaws, and Townsquare Media’s 92.7 WOBM and Beach Radio 104.1FM.  The annual baseball-themed program awards grants to charities from central and southern New Jersey that serve members of the military and veterans.

The other local military-based non-profit organizations and programs selected this season are:

  • American National Red Cross
  • Army Emergency Relief
  • Cape May Coast Guard Community Foundation
  • Catholic Charities, Diocese of Trenton (Ocean Community)
  • GI Go Fund
  • Homes for All
  • Lt. Dennis W. Zilinski II Memorial Fund
  • Ma Deuce Deuce
  • National Guard State Family Readiness
  • Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society
  • Operation First Response
  • Recalibrate
  • Vetgroup
  • Volunteers of America

Check out the video below for more:

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