‘Claws Offer Ticket Donations for Veterans

The BlueClaws and OceanFirst Bank have partnered on Vets Night Out, a program through which fans can donate tickets that will be given directly to veterans to enjoy BlueClaws games on June 14th and August 21st this year.                                              

There are four levels of donation: Red, White, Blue, and Eagle, with each level including varying degrees of benefits.

  • Red – A $100 donation includes 10 tickets for veterans. Each donor receives on-field recognition and two tickets to the games on June 14th and August 21st.
  • White – A $250 donation includes 25 tickets for veterans. Each donor receives on-field and website recognition plus four tickets to the games on June 14th and August 21st.
  • Blue – A $500 donation includes 50 tickets for veterans. Each donor receives on-field and website recognition, an exclusive Field Day (date TBD), and eight tickets to the games on June 14th and August 21st.
  • Eagle – A $1,000 donation gives 100 tickets for veterans. Each donor receives on-field and website recognition, an exclusive Field Day (date TBD), and a BlueClaws Luxury Suite outing (for 20) either Labor Day Weekend or to an April/May game in 2019 (dates are subject to availability).

“The BlueClaws are proud to work with the area business community to support veterans and active military personnel,” said Joe Ricciutti, BlueClaws President & General Manager.

“We also recognize that while their loved ones are serving on active duty, there is often a family stationed at one of our great military bases, worried and waiting for them to safely return. We wanted to also give them an opportunity to enjoy a night with the BlueClaws. We want to be a place where families can go to put the real world on the back burner, even for just a few hours, and enjoy some baseball, mini-golf, boardwalk games, ice cream and family time.”

All tickets for veterans will be donated through certified programs and directly through Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst.

To participate in Vets Night Out, contact Tyler Odle by calling 732-901-7000 ext 124.

Thursday, June 14th is Military Appreciation Night, presented by OceanFirst Bank. The BlueClaws will honor veterans throughout the night. Plus, former Yankees infielder Bucky Dent will be on hand for an autograph signing. It’s also Thirsty Thursday, presented by 95.9 WRAT, with dollar beer in the brand-new BlueClaws Biergarten, and 50-cent wings from Quaker Steak & Lube.

Tuesday, August 21st is the lone 2018 appearance from the Phillie Phanatic, presented by OceanFirst Bank. It’s also a Silver Sluggers Tuesday where Silver Sluggers members eat free.

Chuck Hixson

Chuck has a wide and varied background in covering sports both locally and nationally. Living in the Lehigh Valley area of Pennsylvania, Chuck has the distinction of being the only person to have covered both the Lehigh Valley IronPigs and Lehigh Valley Phantoms in every season of their existence. Chuck began covering sports in 1998 when he was the first program director and morning host at WTKZ-AM in Allentown, Pennsylvania when the station switched to an all sports format. Chuck produced the stations coverage of the Allentown Ambassadors baseball team, which played in the independent Northeast League. From there, Chuck was the editor and writer of Pinstripes magazine, covering Phillies baseball. That led to Chuck founding Philly Baseball Insider in 2003. Chuck has done freelance work for national entities such as USA TODAY, CBS, FOX Sports, Washington Times and others.

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