BlueClaws Charities Donates Over $150,000 In 2010
– BlueClaws Charities, the
non-profit foundation of the Lakewood BlueClaws, contributed over $150,000 to
area organizations and fundraising events in 2010, the BlueClaws announced.
donations totaled $157,721 through a variety of different categories.
strong and active part of the community has been a priority for us since day
one,” said BlueClaws General Manager Geoff Brown. “We’re grateful to those that
have supported all of our charitable events and fundraising efforts to make
BlueClaws fundraising events included the first Nine and Dine Golf Outing, the first Manager’s Luncheon, and the ALS
Celebrity Waiter event in May (which has raised over $110,000 in 10 years).
Charities donated thousands of dollars to the Susan G. Komen Fund, American
Cancer Society, and other Community Partners through BlueClaws jersey auctions
last year and will again do the same in 2011.
$50,000 was raised by local organizations through the BlueClaws concession
fundraising program, which enables groups to raise money by volunteering in the
team’s concession stands.
was donated through ticket requests and sponsorships of charitable golf outings.
received an extra $18,000 from BlueClaws Charities through 50-cent donations
for each ticket used as part of a BlueClaws ticket fundraiser. Local
organizations also bought discounted BlueClaws tickets and re-sold them for
face value to raise an additional $130,000 during the 2010 season.
Director of Community Relations Jim DeAngelis oversees all of BlueClaws
Charities and its donation program. He can be reached at 732-901-7000 ext 114.
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