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Team partners with local charity to promote Hurricane Sandy relief

CAMDEN, NJ. The Camden Riversharks have announced a partnership with Hometown Heroes for the 2013 season opener at Campbell’s Field.

The Riversharks will play their home opener against the Bridgeport Bluefish on Tuesday, April 23 at 7:05 p.m. with proceeds from the night going to Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. The team will donate proceeds from the night to the New Jersey-based charity organization, Hometown Heroes, to benefit the “Restore the Shore” campaign.

The Riversharks have agreed to donate $1 to Hometown Heroes for every ticket purchased on April 23 at the Campbell’s Field Box Office. Tickets are also available for purchase on where fans can use the group code “Restore” with $5 per ticket purchased being donated to the cause. In addition to the donation from ticket sales, fans who present a drivers license from any shore town affected by Hurricane Sandy will gain free admission to the game that night.

Among the countless attractions of the night, fans can purchase tokens for $1 to participate in New Jersey boardwalk-style games which will line the concourse of Campbell’s Field. Money from concourse games will benefit relief efforts as well. Additionally, Campbell’s Field will treat fans to a giant sandbox on the concourse for building sandcastles and post-game fireworks. Post-game fireworks have been a staple at Camden Riversharks weekend games for several years and will make a special appearance to highlight the beach-themed event.

Furthermore, fans can take advantage of added extras on opening night at Campbell’s Field. As the presenting partner, Campbell Soup Company is providing the first one thousand fans to enter the stadium with a commemorative coin bank resembling the team mascot, Finley.

“Hometown Heroes is very excited to be partnering with an organization like the Camden Riversharks on Opening Day,” said Jennifer Barna, the Executive Director of Hometown Heroes. “It is so great to see people in all parts of the state contributing to the Hurricane Sandy relief efforts at a fun, family-friendly event like this.”

About the Camden Riversharks 
The Camden Riversharks are entering their 13th season in the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball. Since 2001, the Riversharks have hosted all of their home games at Campbell’s Field, located along the Camden Waterfront.  The team provides a “Quad-A” baseball product, while maintaining an affordable family friendly atmosphere.