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MILITARY APPRECIATION DAY WITH THE BLUECLAWS Proceeds to Benefit Lt. Dennis W. Zilinski II Memorial Fund

MILITARY APPRECIATION DAY WITH THE BLUECLAWS Proceeds to Benefit Lt. Dennis W. Zilinski II Memorial Fund

The Lt. Dennis W. Zilinski, II Memorial Fund, whose mission is to continue to serve and assist returning men and women who were wounded in service to our nation, is proud to announce their Sixth Annual baseball/picnic outing at the Blue Claws Ballpark in Lakewood, New Jersey on Thursday, June 19, 2014 at 6:30pm in celebration of Military Appreciation Night. 


This year, the Lt. Dennis W. Zilinski, II Memorial Fund will be collecting items for our troops.  Suggested items include personal hygiene items, white crew socks, sports bras, men's and women's underwear, snacks, magazines, books, baby wipes, eye moisturizing drops, blank greeting cards for the soldiers to use for their families for birthdays, anniversaries and the like., telephone calling cards, video games, sports equipment, letters and notes from home and any items that you think would be of interest.  No spray cans allowed.  


This year, as a part of Ocean First Bank’s Home Run for Heroes program, the 3rd inning has been designated to the Lt. Dennis W. Zilinski, II Memorial Fund. For each home run hit by the Blue Claws at a home game, Ocean First will donate $1,000.00 to the fund.  


“Our mission is to continue to serve and assist returning men and women called to serve our country,” said Dennis Zilinski Sr. “We have had some excellent support in the past and look forward to seeing people from the area come out and enjoy a great day of baseball while supporting our troops.


“We’re also happy to announce this year’s tee-shirt sponsor is Durso Wealth Management Group

at Morgan Stanley.”


To date this year, the Fund has donated to: Pemberton Twp. School District; NJ Run For The Fallen; AmpSurf; The Fisher House; Hospital Attire For Wounded Warriors; Office of Veterans Affairs - Rutgers University; Lt. Brian Brennan Stands Alone Foundation; wounded warrior Sgt. Aaron, U.S. Marines;  6th rebuild of a wounded warrior's home in Wall, NJ, and the purchase of service dogs for wounded warriors suffering from post traumatic stress and/or traumatic brain injuries. The Fund has also collected and shipped over 2,500 pounds of items to our military working dogs in Afghanistan, and assisted in shipping over 2,000 pounds of items sent to our deployed service personnel.


Applications for attendance to this fun event can be downloaded from the website at www.runwithdennis.org.  Tickets cost: $30 per adult; $20 per child (under 4 free) and include game admission, hamburgers, hot dogs, pulled pork, salads, soft drinks and sides. Corporate sponsorships for the event are also available and welcome by the Fund.  


For more information including tickets and sponsorship opportunities please visit: www.runwithdennis.org or email RunwithDennis@yahoo.com.


About the Lt. Dennis W. Zilinski II Memorial Fund:

The Lt. Dennis W. Zilinski, II Memorial was created and founded in 2006 in order to honor Lt. Zilinski’s memory and spirit for life.  The first Lt. Dennis W. Zilinski Memorial Run/Walk was held in November of 2006.  All proceeds of the run/walk sponsor programs for injured soldiers and to fund scholarships to Lt. Zilinski’s alma mater, Christian Brothers Academy.  The Fund provides support to improve the morale and welfare of members of the United States Armed Forces and their families.  Additionally, by providing scholarships, the Fund invests in the future of high school students who embody the leadership qualities and community spirit of Lt. Zilinski.


Additional donations may be sent to: Lt. Dennis W. Zilinski Memorial Fund, PO Box 35  Holmdel, NJ 07733. 


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