🔵 Jersey Shore BlueClaws honoring fallen New Jersey military heroes

🔵 The team will be holding Military Appreciation Night at ShoreTown Ballpark

🔵 There will be a special ceremony to honor these military heroes


Please mark down your calendar and head to ShoreTown Ballpark on Thursday July 6 as the Jersey Shore BlueClaws announced that they will hold Military Appreciation Night.

There will be a full night of initiatives dedicated to honoring our fallen Military service men and women heroes as well as those who are currently serving and protecting us.

All players and coaches will be wearing special jerseys that night which will feature the name of a fallen military hero.

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Following the game, those jerseys will be presented to the family of the fallen hero in a special ceremony where players will line up along the first base line and families along the third base line and they will meet at home plate one-by-one.

"This is a very special night for all of us," Jersey Shore BlueClaws Team President Joe Ricciutti said in a written statement. "We're honored to recognize these heroes from our communities that gave everything in service to our country. The ceremony is moving and we certainly encourage everyone in attendance to stay for the duration of the game so they can recognize these heroes and honor their memory and sacrifice."

You're asked to wear Red, White, and Blue that night and arrive early for the special night where you will also receive a mini American Flag while supplies last.

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“These military heroes and their families are truly the best of us, and so are their families,” Ricciutti said. “The BlueClaws, our players, coaches, and staff are able to play a small role in recognizing their service and sacrifice, and we look forward to July 6th."

On your way into the ballpark that night, please consider taking part in the BlueClaws annual Troop Supply Drive they are holding with the IBEW-Local 400 Military Committee.

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They are collecting donations of razors, snacks, baby wipes, shampoo, soap, non-chocolate candies and sweets, sun block with SPF 40+, lip balm, writing utensils, silly string, deodorant, tissues, q-tips, white socks, batteries, insect repellent, and flashlights.

You can learn more about the game and tickets, Military Appreciation Night, and more on the teams website.

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