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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 - 2024 Totals
OrganizationInningHome RunsTotal Raised
Chariot Riders Inc, National Guard State Family Readiness Council1st0$2,000
Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation, GI Go Fund2nd0$2,000
Army Emergency Relief, Cape May County Coast Guard Community Foundation3rd0$2,000
Lt. Dennis W. Zilinski II Memorial Fund, Deborah Hospital Foundation4th3$6,000
Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society, Volunteers of America5th0$2,000
Operation Homefront, Catholic Charities (Trenton)6th1$2,000
Vetgroup, Always Supporting Our Military7th0$2,000
Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey, Homes For All8th0$2,000
Ma Deuce Deuce, American National Red Cross9th + Extras0$2,000

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)