Trenton Thunder to reward fans' good deeds
The Trenton Thunder are calling on their fans to support six local community organizations as part of the fifth annual Good Deed Game.
The Thunder will reward fans who support one, two, three, four, five, or six charities at their game against the Bowie Baysox (Baltimore Orioles) 7:05 p.m. Aug. 9 at Arm & Hammer Park. Fireworks are scheduled to follow the game.
The Good Deed Game features collection tables on Times Square outside the ballpark for non-profit organization "drives."
Good deeds include donating to the Community Blood Council of New Jersey's blood drive. This is the second of three blood drives set for Arm & Hammer Park.
The Community Blood Council of New Jersey's Blood Mobile is scheduled to be parked outside the stadium beginning at 3 p.m.. Fans are encouraged to make an appointment for their donation by calling (609) 883-9750 or online at givebloodnj.org. Walk-ins are welcome by appointments are also welcome.
Habitat for Humanity is set to collect school supplies like notebooks, pencils and markers for its East Trenton Learning Center. To date, HFH has built more than 87 homes in the Trenton area and is currently working towards rebuilding or rehabilitating housing in the 500 block of N. Clinton Ave of East Trenton revitalization area.
The Mercer Street Friends Food Bank is set to collect non-perishable food items. In the last four seasons, Thunder fans have donated 2,818 pounds of food at Arm & Hammer Park drives. The food bank distributes 2.6 million pounds of food annually and helps to feed over 25,000 low-income children, adults and seniors at-risk for hunger.
HomeFront, an organization that helps families break the cycle of poverty, is set to collect will collect personal care items such as shampoo, conditioner, lotion, adhesive bandages, bar soap, toothpaste tubes and other toiletry items for its Family Preservation Center and other residences.
The Rescue Mission of Trenton is set to collect clothing of all sizes and styles, as well as accessories, at their table in Times Square. Items collected will be sold in the Rescue Mission of Trenton store that is operated by the residents and participants of their programs.
The Shelter Animal Project is seeking pet supplies such as slip leashes, canned food for dogs and cats, treats, edible bones, dog crates, old towels, small blankets, flea and tick medications, cat litter, dry food for cats and toys. The project works hand in hand with the Trenton Animal Shelter on their dog adoption program and dog foster network.
The Thunder are providing incentives to fans who support these local non-profit organizations. The more donations a person makes, the more prizes they will earn.
Fans who donate to one drive are set to receive one ticket to the Aug. 31 game with post-game fireworks. Two donations equal a game ticket and an opportunity to throw a ceremonial pitch before the Aug. 31 game. Fans who donate to three drives are set to receive the preceding prizes and opportunity to watch the Aug. 31 fireworks on the field. Four donations equal the preceding prizes and free parking on Aug. 31. Fans who donate to five drives receive the preceding prizes and a Thunder pint glass.
Fans who donate to all six drives are set to receive all the preceding prizes and a voucher for a free hot dog, popcorn and soda.
As an added bonus this year, the Community Blood Council is set to provide free All-You-Can-Eat wristbands to all fans who donate blood at the event. The wristband entitles the wearer to All-you-can-eat hot dogs, hamburgers, cheeseburgers, nacho combo, small bags of popcorn and 20-ounce soda at the Aug. 9 game. A game ticket for Aug. 9 is required in order to use the wristband.
On Saturday, August 9, the Thunder will host the Bowie Baysox (Baltimore Orioles) at 7:05 pm. There will be fireworks after the game thanks to Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey.
More information is online at trentonthunder.com.