BlueClaws Support Military Veterans and local community
The BlueClaws have made a choice to support America’s veteran organizations as a way of giving back to those that have served. In addition to their generous solar panel sponsorship, which is consistent with their dedicated support of military veterans, BlueClaws also hosts a “Military Partners Program” and “We Salute You Wednesdays” through which the military is honored at Wednesday home games and companies donate tickets to local active and retired military members.
The BlueClaws have also partnered with OceanFirst Foundation on Home Runs For Heroes, and every time the BlueClaws hit a home run at FirstEnergy Park, a donation is made to a local military-based non-profit. Over $100,000 has been raised since 2009.
Other military initiatives include military discounts, appreciation nights that collect supplies and cell phones for our active troops, special nights dedicated to Veteran non-profits such as the Disabled American Veterans, VFW, and Joint-Base nights.
BlueClaws Charities works with 45 area non-profits, including several military-based organizations, through their Community Partners Program. These non-profits, large and small, raise money through BlueClaws fundraisers and concession stand volunteering, plus gain exposure throughout the season. Organizations can also apply for an end-of-year grant.
The BlueClaws are a member of 18 local Chambers of Commerce and staff members sit on boards of directors or event committees for over 75 different Chambers and non-profit organizations.
Personal Interview with Greg Giombarrese, Director of Media Relations