Home Runs for Heroes Returns for 13th season

Toms River, NJ – Home Runs for Heroes swings back into action for its 13th Season on May 4, 2021. This unique partnership between OceanFirst Foundation, the Jersey Shore BlueClaws and Townsquare Media provides financial support to charities that meet the emergency basic needs of Veterans and members of the United States Military during difficult times. Each charity partner is assigned an inning and every Home Run hit by the BlueClaws in the charity’s assigned inning – at home games – scores a $1,000 donation from OceanFirst Foundation.

“We thank the Jersey Shore BlueClaws organization and Townsquare Media for their continued partnership that brings much needed relief to local military families and Veterans. In the last 12 seasons of the program, we have provided more than $376,000 in grants for HRH participants.” said Katherine Durante, Executive Director of OceanFirst Foundation.

“The BlueClaws are proud to partner with OceanFirst Foundation on this amazing program to give back to members of the military and their families here at the Shore,” said BlueClaws Team President Joe Ricciutti. “Military personnel risk their lives to keep us safe here at home and this program is a great way to say thank you for their dedication to our country.”

Kevin Williams, Director of the Shore Sports Network, Townsquare Media shared, “On behalf of 92.7 WOBM and Beach Radio 104.1, we are delighted to partner once again with the OceanFirst Foundation and the Jersey Shore BlueClaws to promote the many great Veterans groups we have in the area”.


OceanFirst Foundation is pleased to announce the following charity organizations participating this season: American National Red Cross, Army Emergency Relief, Cape May County Coast Guard Community Foundation, Catholic Charities Diocese of Trenton, Chariot Riders Inc, Deborah Hospital Foundation, GI Go Fund, Homes for All, Lt. Dennis W. Zilinski II Memorial Fund, Ma Deuce Deuce, Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society, Operation First Response, Recalibrate, Vetgroup Inc, and Volunteers of America.

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, Youth Development and Education. Since 1996, OceanFirst Foundation has awarded more than 8,200 grants totaling more than $42 million to over 1,900+ local charities and schools. Learn more at oceanfirstfdn.org.

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