Lakewood BlueClaws pitches in; green sustainability for veterans and environment


Lakewood, NJ – (2-18-14) The Lakewood BlueClaws, a minor league baseball team that plays at FirstEnergy Park in Lakewood, NJ, has recently become the nation’s first sports team to join SolarCure’s “Adopt-a-Solar Panel” Marketing Program.

As part of the program, they sponsor a solar panel that will be installed as part of a complete solar array on the roof of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6061 thus truly making a lasting difference in the lives of Veterans.  This solar panel installation will provide extra income through SRECs and generate free and clean energy for at least 25 years. The reduced or eliminated electricity bills will allow the VFW to allocate more funds towards their organization’s mission and re-invested back to Veterans!

This innovative program produces multiple beneficiaries: the environment, our economy, and military veterans.

The “Adopt-a-Solar-Panel” Marketing Program

Program participants demonstrate their patriotism and sustainability regarding economic and environmental issues by sponsoring part of a solar panel installation destined for a veteran based nonprofit organization.

The “Adopt-a-Solar-Panel” marketing program reduces U.S. carbon emissions through the use of renewable solar energy by providing Veteran nonprofits with 100% free Solar Panel installations sponsored by private and public companies.

In addition to the bonus that non-profits can generate additional income through SRECs (Solar Renewable Energy Credits), each solar installation also helps create new jobs for civilians and veterans in our country.

When asked what they found most interesting about the Adopt-a-Solar Panel program, Brandon Marano, BlueClaws General Manager said “We’re able to help the environment and the veterans at the same time with this great program. It was a unique situation for us and one that we are excited to be a part of.”


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.

BlueClaws Media Contact

To learn more about the Lakewood BlueClaws, please visit or contact their Director of Media Relations, Greg Giombarrese at

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