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Thunder Charities Awards Grants To Four Local Non-Profits

The Thunder announced today that it has awarded grants to four locally based non-profit organizations through the 2014 Thunder Charities Community Grant Program.

The following organizations are receiving grants through the 2014 Community Grant Program:

OrganizationProgramGrant Amount
Every Child ValuedAfter School Program$2,500
Mercer Street FriendsTrenton Digital Initiatives$2,500
NAMI Mercer NJ, IncJust Kids$1,500
Hope Loves CompanyCamp HLC$1,000

 TOTAL = $7,500

This year, three of the four organizations received grants in the full amount that was requested on their application. With its third year now complete, the Thunder Charities Community Grant Program has awarded  $31,650 to charities in our region.  The Thunder has donated over $5.4 million in goods, services and monetary donations to community organizations in its 21 year history.

“It’s great to see fun events like the ‘Thunder Charities Treasure Hunt’ raise the funds that allow us to to support so many worthwhile organizations,” said TJ Jahn, Thunder Director of Community Relations.

Thunder Charities grants are awarded annually with the goal to support organizations that enhance the educational opportunities and quality of life for children as well as programs that support the betterment of the local community in general.  Applications are now available for 2015.  To make a cash donation to the 2015 fund or to support Thunder Charities in another way, please reach out to TJ Jahn at 609-394-3300 ext 188 or tj@trentonthunder.com.

The Thunder, the Double A Affiliate of the New York Yankees, will begin the 2015 season at ARM & HAMMER Park on Thursday, April 16. Season tickets, group outings, Pic-A-Plans, and Mini Plan renewals are on sale now.  Single game tickets will go on sale in March 2015.  For more information about tickets, fans should call 609-394-3300 or visit trentonthunder.com.



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This post is a press release courtesy of the Trenton Thunder Media Relations Department.

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