In the first promotion of its kind in Minor League Baseball, the Trenton and Lakewood teams will give each child, ages 12 and under, a voucher upon entering the ballpark good for a free hot dog, bag of potato chips and a 12-ounce fountain soda.As part of a first-of-its-kind promotion, the Lakewood BlueClaws (Low Class A; Sally League) and Trenton Thunder (Class AA; Eastern League) have announced all children will eat for free at every 2009 home game.
Both teams have expressed a clear desire to help area families in the current economic climate. This includes directly providing unprecedented value for area residents and positively contributing to local communities in these challenging times. The program covers 141 games between the two clubs.
"We want to bring some joy back to Jersey," said Joe Finley, President of both ballclubs. "Our teams are an important part of their respective communities, and this is our way of helping everyone in both areas."
Each child, ages 12 and under, will receive a voucher upon entering the ballpark good for a free hot dog, bag of potato chips and a 12 oz. fountain soda. The value of the program to area families is unmatched in Minor League Baseball history.
"We really couldn’t be happier to do this," added Thunder General Manager Will Smith. "We recognize the struggles everyone is facing, and we’re thrilled to offer an even greater value to fans in 2009."